(Closed) HELP: How to label invitation for “And Guest”

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know it’s technically not correct to put “and guest” but I did it anyway–only for those people who did not have a particular person in mind who they would be bringing (since they might not know who they’re bringing by the time the invitations went out). For the people who are in relationships, I found out the name of their SO. You could also just put a little insert in the invitation, stating that they are welcome to bring a guest….or put on the RSVP card that 2 seats have been reserved for them.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used the old-fashioned method of two envelopes to solve this problem. The outer mailing envelope had my friend’s name and address, and the inner envelope was simply addressed “Jane Smith and guest.”

Personally, I would never assume I could bring a guest unless it was explicitly written on the envelope or with a note in the invite. I wouldn’t go by the rsvp cards because I would assume that all guests get the same cards, and that “# of people attending” was for couples or families.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used a traditional invitation, not a pocketfold. I’m really not that familiar with that type, so I guess just go with what looks best (which might not be the Emily Post way!).

I don’t see anything wrong with doing Name and Guest on the outside envelope. I’ve received plenty of invites like this & was glad to know that I could bring a guest.

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