(Closed) Adressing invites without inner envelopes

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s exactly how I worded my invitations too! 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

 I didn’t have inner envelopes either.

I worded them differently. For example, if it was a married couple and ONE child I would put:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Mr. Paul Smith

 

to represent the child being invited. (I thought it sounded weird to say "AND FAMILY" if there was just one other family member)

 For people with several children, I would put put Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We used pocket folders so we didn’t have inner envelopes either. I used the exact same wording as sltroester!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I did the same as sltroester and obxbride.   If the guests had more than one kid then it was Mr & Mrs Name and Family.

Post # 7
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Newbee

What would you guys do for the "and guest" invite then – put that on the address as well?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did it just as you did, it may not be "right" but I didn’t have room to list off each family member individually and it made the envelope crowded.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

our wedding is a little casual, and we didn’t have an inner envelope. i just listed "the smith family", figuring they’ll get the picture. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I did:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family

or

Mr. John Smith and Guest

or

Ms. Jane Smith and Guest

 If they had kids but were also single with a significant other, I put "and family". Only one person that I invited was like that, and it was my niece, so I just told her she could also bring someone.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I bought stickers from papersource (circle, colored ones) and used those to seal the pocket fold.  On those I wrote what I would have written on the inner envelope.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Thats how i did it too. it made it easier that my rsvps included "we have reserved ___ seats in your honor" so they knew who was invited.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think "and Family" is a fine way to address envelopes.  However, one thing I’ve heard is that it can be a bit dangerous because some people might take that to mean Grandma, Aunt, and Daughter’s best friend’s mother.   I addressed my invites (no inner) this way:
Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
Julia and Josephine Doe

Or if there is just one child:
Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
Miss Julia Doe

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