Accept an Invitation to an Event — Letter-Writing Tutorial


Keep the tone very positive. Reciprocate the kindness shown by this invitation.


1. Express your pleasure at being invited and accept the invitation.


  • Thank you for inviting me to your graduation. I wouldn't miss it.
  • My husband and I will be delighted to be part of the celebration.
  • We are excited about attending your wedding.
  • It is with gratitude that I accept your kind invitation to the centennial celebration.
  • I am delighted to accept your invitation to the premier showing.
  • I am pleased to accept your invitation to the reception.
  • We were pleased to receive your invitation to the homecoming dinner and plan to attend.
  • We are happy to accept your invitation to the christening of your new baby.
  • My husband and I will be delighted to accept your invitation to the garden party.
  • We are pleased and honored to be invited to your parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary and will be happy to be part of the celebration.
  • I am flattered that you would invite me to your party. I'll definitely be there.
  • Thanks for thinking of me at this special time. I would love to come to your wedding reception.


  • accept with gratitude
  • am flattered that
  • am pleased to accept
  • am honored to be
  • are pleased and honored
  • are excited about attending your
  • are happy to accept
  • at this special time
  • delighted to accept
  • for inviting us to
  • for thinking of us
  • happy to be part of
  • such a special event
  • thank you for
  • that you would invite me to
  • to be invited to
  • were pleased to receive
  • will be delighted to
  • will be happy to
  • would love to come
  • your kind invitation to
  • your invitation to

2. Confirm details regarding travel, time, place, and accommodations.


  • We will arrive in Springfield Saturday evening for your graduation on Sunday.
  • Our flight will arrive at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Thank you for your willingness to pick us up Friday at 4:30 p.m.
  • You are very kind to let us stay in your extra room Sunday night.
  • Our party of four will need tickets to the evening performance.
  • We will arrive late and go straight to our hotel at 1600 Main Street.
  • Weather permitting, we will be driving our own car to Springfield.
  • Our flight will depart at 4:05 and arrive at 7:30 Tuesday evening.
  • Thank you for offering to meet me at the train station at 9:00 a.m.
  • I will be driving to Springfield on Thursday and staying at the Doe Inn.
  • Two of my children will accompany me on the plane.


  • accept your kind offer to
  • flight will arrive on
  • flight number is
  • intend to go straight to
  • make our own reservations
  • plan to stay at
  • plan to drive myself
  • plan to arrive on
  • thank you for your willingness to
  • thank you for offering to
  • to meet me at the
  • to offer us accommodation
  • very kind of you to let us
  • weather permitting, we intend to
  • will come a day early
  • will drive our own car to
  • will be driving to
  • will arrive late at night and
  • will accompany me
  • will arrive at

3. Express your expectations for the event.


  • We look forward to being a part of the celebration.
  • We are excited about seeing old friends at the reunion.
  • It sounds as if it will be a delightful evening.
  • Thank you for thinking of us. We look forward to meeting your family.
  • I am looking forward to singing some of our old songs.
  • We look forward to seeing you all again.
  • We anticipate a great reunion.
  • It is always good to be with you on these occasions.
  • This should be a day to remember for a long time.
  • We look forward to sharing this time with you.
  • It sounds like it will be a very worthwhile get-together.


  • always good to see you
  • am counting the days
  • anticipate a great
  • anticipate a delightful
  • appreciate your remembering us
  • are always memorable events
  • are looking forward to
  • are excited about
  • for thinking of me
  • getting together with
  • it sounds as if
  • meeting your new
  • seeing you again will be
  • seeing old friends again
  • share good times with you
  • so much looking forward to
  • sounds like great fun
  • thank you for
  • will be a delightful
  • will be a day to remember

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