(Closed) Addressing Invitations for Guests who aren’t married

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For the most part, I’m putting both names on the outer envelope (separate lines) even if they don’t live together. If they’ve been together a while, I think it’s nice to invite them both by name. Otherwise, we’re putting the number of seats reserved on the RSVP card, so even if we just address the invite to the friend/relative we know better, it’s still clear that they can bring their SO.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If I know both people well, I address both of them with the girl’s name first.
Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. Doe Smith

If I only know one person well, I address with “and guest.”
Ms. Jane Doe and Guest

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For unmarried couples who live together, we put both names on the envelope. 

For unmarried couples who don’t live together, we put the name of the person who we were mailing it to.  For unmarried couples where we are friends with both (ie both would be invited even if they weren’t dating), we sent them each their own invitation.  For couples where it was more of a friend&date situation, we felt it was fine to put the friend’s name on the outer envelope, and did both names on the inner envelope. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We sent couples who did not live together seperate invites.

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