Post # 1
I feel really silly asking this, but with the worry of having guests bring more people than we intended to invite, I thought I’d check in with the hive…
When sending out an invite to my extended family, how should I address it? For instance, if it’s my mom’s brother (eg John Smith) and his family, do I address the envelope to:
- “Uncle John and Family”
- “Smith Family”
- Or write out each family members name?
Also, I’m really liking the idea of the “We have reserved __ seats in your honour,” which I suppose is one way to avoid the extra unwanted guest 🙂
Post # 3
If you’re inviting the entire family (parents and kids), I would say “The Smith Family.”
Post # 4
I plan on going Mr. John Smith and Family. I don’t want to get confused when I’m “writing” out the invites/envelopes whom I’ve already covered.
Post # 5
Agreed, it could either be “The Smith Family” or “John Smith and Family” and I think “We have reserved X seats in your honor” is a terrific idea! You’ll have to let us know if that really does ward off unwanted guests.
Post # 6
I also really like “we have reserved “x” seats in your honor” and filling out the number.
Are you addressing the outer or inner envelope?
If you have both, on the outer I’d put: The Smith Family
And on the inner, write out each name: John, Jane, Sue, Sally… etc.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
I wrote out both parents names –
John and Jane Doe & family
when there was only 1 kid (or if the kid was an adult), I addressed it to all 3 –
John, Jane, and Mike Doe