Post # 1
Last night I started working on my escort cards, and I’m at a loss for how to list the names on them. For couples I will put “John & Jane Doe” or “John Doe & Jane Smith” if they have different last names, but what about couples with children?
I addressed my invitations like this:
Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe
Mary, Sue and Will
Should I do the escort cards the same way? Or should I list them as “John, Jane, Mary, Sue and Will Doe”?
I would prefer not to do all the names on individual cards, since there will be babies and small children attending.
How did you write your escort cards, if you had them?
Post # 3
@Little_Nut88: I just wrote. Mr & Mrs. John Smith and family on mine.
Post # 4
i am doing every person individually as we are using those to let the caterer know what food choice they are having.
Post # 5
I listed each person individually.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: +1 we are going to do ours individually. I plan on just handwriting mine as neatly as possible.
Post # 7
When you are doing them individually, are there any really young children/babies attending? If so are you doing an individual card for them as well?
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I did every person individually but we didn’t have any babies and very few kiddos. If I was in your shoes I’d probably write “The Doe Family,” or “Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and Family.”
Post # 9
@Little_Nut88: We only had 2 infants at our wedding, so we just put high chairs at the parents’ tables and only did escort cards for the adults.
Post # 10
@housebee: Gotcha. We will only have two under the age of 2, but there are older siblings so I feel like I need to write one for all the kids or none. And thanks for mentioning highchairs… I didn’t even think of that!
Post # 11
I put the whole family onto one card like this: “Mrs. Jane Doe, Mr. John Doe, Miss Wendy, and Master Jack.”
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I am planning on writing Mr. John & Mrs. Jane Smith and if they have children I think it will depend on their age..most are over 12 so I think I’ll just give them their own. We have too many people in the family with the same names! Mr. & Mrs. Rob Smith is actually like 3 people for example in our guest list! I can only distinguish who is who by the wife’s name. Or we have say two Mr. & Mrs. John Does and one Mr. John Doe (a single – son of one of the couples).
I think you probably need at least one first name. The Smith Family, for example might get confusing with a lot of family all with the same last names. I think you could do Mr. & Mrs. John Smith and Family or put Mr. & Mrs. John Smith on a top line and the children’s names underneath if it would fit…
Mr. & Mrs. John Smith
Just some ideas!
Post # 13
@Little_Nut88: no kids at our wedding 🙂