Basic Lines to Follow
Line 1 Invite the reader to come. For example, "I cordially invite you to the graduating ceremony of..." You can add sayings or poetic lines here. This line, whether formal or informal, should attract the reader's attention to come to the event.
Line 2 Address the recipient. For example, if the parents or guardians are sending the invitation, they write "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe are pleased to announce the graduation of..." This line is written in the third person. Likewise, although rare, if a college student decides to send their own graduation announcements, they refer to themselves in the first-person. For example, "I, Jane Doe, am pleased to announce my college graduation."
Line 3 Write the full name of the graduate (if it has not been revealed already).
Line 4 Write the date of the occasion. If it is formal, write out the dates fully, for example: Friday, the twenty-first of May, two thousand and seven at seven o'clock in the morning. If it is informal, it is OK to write Friday, May 21, 2007 at 7pm.
Line 5 The last line is the location of the event. Include the street address as well as the building. Take it a step further and mention the room number or floor number for guests who are unfamiliar with the location.
Extra Lines Add more lines to describe the event or reception. For example, the last line may be to dress to impress or to dress comfortably (based on the venue).
These are the basic guidelines; however, remember that the announcements can vary dramatically. Be creative in your wording, but include all of the vital information.