how many invitations per house?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore: Etiquette says anyone over 18 should get their own invitation.  I did anyone that I was inviting with a guest got their own invitation.  I sent 3 invitations to one house!

Post # 4
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d just send one. I think it’s silly to send copies of the exact same thing to one place. 

Post # 5
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Agree with PP, anyone over 18 gets an invite of their own. Esspecially if they’re married or in a serious relationship. I think a lot of people like getting an invite addressed to them that names just them and their SO/DH etc. It’s silly but I felt so “grown up” when I got my first wedding invitation where I wasn’t just included on my parent’s invite.


Post # 6
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did as MrsBaldEagle suggests: sent an invite to each person over 18 and to anyone under 18 who was allowed a guest (just one in our case, since it is not generally necessary to give minors a +1).

Post # 7
6450 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsBaldEagle:  +1

We also had a couple of houses that received 3 invites. 

Post # 8
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

over 18 gets their own invitation.

if the 24 year old cousin still lives at home and is married, him and wife should get their own invitation.

i would suggested not writing The Smith Family.  This leaves it open ended and lets the guests think they can bring additional people.

Post # 9
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You should send one invitation to each person over the age of 18 who is invited.  The 24 year old and his wife get one, your 18 year old nephew gets one, your sister and her husband get one, and I’d likely send the 16 year old his own just because everyone else had their own, but technically he could be lumped in with his parents.

Post # 10
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Yup. The guildines say, anyone over 18 gets there own.
It also sounds like it’s easier for you to do ut that way.

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