Etiquette regarding kids and Save the Dates

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wouls say list all names, and if you cannot, as in the last example (if all of the children in that crew are invited) I would say “and family” (Maybe and household) presuming they are all considered a family, even though they have last names.  WOuld this help?

Post # 5
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say  “The Smiths and family”  I would assume that they consider themselves a family even if they have different names?

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Save the dates aren’t invitations. You don’t need to delineate specific family members on the STD, just address the invitations to those invited when the time comes. If they can’t find a baby sitter in 3 months, well… that’s a whole ‘nother issue, haha. But if you feel you need to give them a heads up, I agree with previous posters, just address the envelopes to those invited “and family”. 

Post # 8
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs2B000:  I wouldn’t bother with the formality of inner envelopes. I would just write a little note on the STD’s to the applicable families ” We’d love for Jason and Sara to celebrate with us too.”

Post # 9
3806 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I literally just put the name of one person on the save-the-date. Like other bees said, it’s not a formal invitation so the idea is to inform them that a wedding is coming. That’s it.

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