"and guest" wording question

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not an etiquette pro, but I would word it:

“Mr. CousinFirstName LastName and Guest” on the 1st line and “and DaughterFirstName” on the 2nd line.

Post # 3
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe Cousin and guest on one line

Daughter’s name below

Post # 4
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2516 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

sunflower22:  Mr John Smith and Guest

then on the line below is

Ms. Jane Johnson

Post # 5
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2516 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

sunflower22:  Or you can send them each their own separate invites 

Post # 6
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3223 posts
Sugar bee

No one should be listed on the invitation as “and Guest” unless of course their name is First name And, last name Guest. 

Find out the name of the guest and invite by name.

Bob Jones and Mary Smith

Sally Jones

Post # 8
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Cousin John Doe and Guest (line 1)

Daughter Jane Smith (line 2)

If the daughter is over 18, technically she should be receiving her own invitation, whether she gets a guest or not is up to you.

Post # 9
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3223 posts
Sugar bee

sunflower22:  If he has a telephone or internet, you could contact him and ask the name. 

Post # 12
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

sunflower22:  I echo the others to say cousin’s name and guest on first line, daughter’s name on second.

It’s not rude to put “and guest” if the guest is truly single.  How would you know who he would bring??

We did this for our single guests, and when they sent in their rsvps they wrote in their guests’ names.  Then we put the actual names on escort and place cards.

Post # 13
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

sunflower22:  then her and her father would receive the same invitation on separate lines (thats why i askd her age because how would i know 🙂 )

We also put “and guest” for our single guests.

Post # 15
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

sunflower22:  I just laughed so hard at “he’s not clairvoyant” 

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