Example of Short Functional Text: Wedding Invitation

Invitation is one of functional texts which should be understood by students of high school. Functional text is one of three areas of learning English in high school curriculum. We often see or read invitation for birthday party, farewell party, engagement party, wedding party, anniversary, promotion, etc. What is actually an invitation?

The Definition of Invitation
If we consult to a comprehensive dictionary, Invitation has several meaning: Invitation can be an act of inviting, a solicitation, requesting of a person’s company, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend.
Functionally Invitation is a document written or printed, spoken words, leaved message by which one is invited. So what is actually the definition of Invitation? Many people define an invitation as a request whether spoken or written to participate or be present or take part in something or event.

The Social Function of Invitation
Practically, the main function of invitation is asking or requesting some one to go to a place, do something, or participate in certain event.
Commonly many people use Invitation in several occasion, such a birthday party invitation, wedding party invitation, engagement party invitation, and other occasions and we want some of our friends to come to the party . People also use the invitation when they have something and need to help.They will invite some one to come and ask them to help. That what we do with invitation in our daily life. Because invitation card is sent for public purpose, the invitation design is very carefully thought. By giving good design, the invitation will make good impression.