10 Another Ways to Say “Thanks for the Invite”

When someone invites you, it’s important to be kind and grateful. Sure, “thanks for the invite” might not be your only choice.

This article has collected options to “thanks for the invite” in both work and informal settings.


How to Say “Thanks for the Invite”?

Don’t say “thanks for the invite” at work. You should not use it when you go to second job-talk or agree on a business meeting, these are big things so they need bigger words.

Even though it’s not fancy, being polite is still important. It’s good in everyday talks to make others feel appreciated when they invite you. 

check an example to help you:

Thanks for the invite, guys! I’m for sure going to the party. I want to see what happens there!

  • It’s polite and friendly.
  • It’s a great phrase to use when talking in casual settings.
  • It’s too casual for work settings.
  • It doesn’t work in emails (unless they are easygoing).


“Thanks for the invite,” only works informally and that’s okay! But if you want to try new things or start something more serious, you’ll need some different words.

Continue reading to learn the right thing to say when someone asks you in either way. We’ve given examples to help you get each one.

What to Say Instead of “Thanks for the Invite”?

  • Thank you for the invitation
  • I really appreciate you inviting me
  • Of course, I accept your invitation
  • I would be happy to attend
  • Thanks for thinking of me
  • Thanks for sending me an invite
  • I would gladly accept
  • I’ll try and be there
  • Thanks for the opportunity
  • Appreciate the Invitation (Formal)

1. Thank You for the Invitation

Another great way to say “thanks for the invite” is “thank You for the invitation.” This phrase works best in official situations, so it’s good to use after someone sends you a business invitation.

For example, you might want to use it when sending emails to customers. Maybe they asked you to come join them at a donation event. 

This is a good way to show them that you are thankful for their thoughtfulness. It also works if you can’t go. 

Maybe this email example will be helpful for you.

Dear Pater,

Thank You for the invitation, but I can’t go to the event. Please think about choosing me for the next one.


2. I Really Appreciate You Inviting Me

You can say accept or decline to an offer with a synonym like “I really appreciate you inviting me.” It’s good too in work emails because it shows you are grateful, even if you cannot go.

For example, you can use this sentence when sending a text message to workers who might have invited you somewhere. It shows you value them asking for your thoughts, especially if it wasn’t clear they were going to inquire.

This email example will help make things clearer.

Dear Neith,

I really appreciate you inviting me. I’ll be there to talk to the other kids.

Kind regards,

3. Of Course, I Accept Your Invitation

Begin by saying “of course” to show you’re excited and sure. Then, make it clear that you are okay with the invitation when say “I accept your invitation.”

You don’t need to make these things too hard, remember that.

We suggest using it when someone wants to arrange a meeting with you. It shows you want to spend time with them in a meeting and listen what they have to say. 

Look at this email example if you need more help.

Dear Brian,

Of course, “I accept your invitation.” Even though, I have some basic rules that I’d like you to stick with.

All the best,

4. I Would Be Happy to Attend

I would be happy to attend” is a really good alternative for “thanks for the invite.” It can work in both formal and loose situations. So, we suggest using this all-around option in any case.

You might use it to agree on a job interview. It shows a possible boss that you want to begin working with them. Using “happy” shows that you have good feelings and might be the best for this job. 

Check out this example email.

Dear Geo,

I would be happy to attend, but I need to finish a few jobs first. Can you answer me later about this?

All the best,
Rosie Joe

5. Thanks for Thinking of Me

Let’s pause for a moment from writing formal emails. You might also get an invitation by seeing a message on sites like LinkedIn or Facebook. “Thanks for thinking of me” would be better in these situations.

This rule also applies in similar situations to “thanks for the invite.” It tells someone that you appreciate being invited.

But, it’s really open-ended too which means after they ask if you can go or not part of the response is yours as well.

Here are some message examples how to use them:

Thanks for thinking of me. I don’t know if I am the right person for his job offer though.

Thanks for thinking of me. I’ll happily go with the offer. I have to do a few things before starting.

6. Thanks for Sending Me an Invite

“Thanks for sending me an invite” is a nice way to get invited. This one works in most cases, but we advise using it formal emails are best with your happiness being understood.

Usually, this works best when you get an invitation for a talk. If you able to make things a little more serious, instead of “invite” try using the word ‘invitation’. It’s your choice though. 

Look at this example of an email:

Dear Racher,

Thanks for sending me an invite to an interview. I’ll tell you my plan later this week.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anthony

7. I Would Gladly Accept

It’s important to say “I would gladly accept” when someone asks you if they can attend an event, but maybe it won’t be possible.

The main thing here is using ‘would’, as this shows that although we want to go a get stopped by something else stops us from going.

For example, let’s say a friend from work wants to have a talk with you. Maybe you want to see them, but your job is stopping it from happening. “I would gladly accept” is a good way for highlight this one.

Check the sample of an email:

Dear Pen,

I would gladly accept if I could. But, I have work duties on that day.

Kind regards,

8. I’ll Try and Be There

Sometimes, our job schedules are so busy that we don’t know if we can go to something. That’s why “I’ll try and be there” is a better synonym for saying “thanks for the invite.”

It’s a phrase that doesn’t promise anything, you will try your hardest but can’t guarantee results. We suggest you use it in a message to your friends when they ask you to attend something big.

Usually, “I’ll try to be there” is the best way when you can’t accept an invitation. It also says that you cannot promise attending without making your friends sad on purpose. 

Maybe these examples can also help you.

I’ll try and be there when you said it would work. I can’t wait to meet you and your team.

Definitely, I’ll try and be there. I really want to go, but right now I’m very busy.

9. Thanks for the Opportunity

You can say “thanks for the opportunity” in serious notes when someone has given you a big invite. It’s good to show that you thank them, even if it means turning down an invitation.

So, you might use it when sending a message to an employer. It lets you see that it’s nice to work with them or go the event, but maybe there isn’t enough time for you. 

If you’re still not sure, look at these examples.

Thanks for the opportunity. I will tell you if I can go to the event one week before it happens.

Thanks for the opportunity. I don’t think I can make it. I apologize for any trouble caused.

10. Appreciate the Invitation (Formal)

“Thanks for the invite” is just another, more professional way to say “appreciate the invitation”.

You can use it to nicely say yes or no in a formally situation.

This saying is true and kind, but doesn’t seem too close.

“Appreciate the invitation”. may be more appropriate when respond a request to an official or job related event. This reply uses normal noun of “invitation,” which is not shortened version of word ‘thank you.’

Let’s use this phrase in sentence:

I appreciate the invitation but can’t go because I have something else to do.

We greatly appreciate the invitation! Can we bring anything?

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