Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Gifts have started rolling in, and I’m not sure how to address guests I’ve never met. Is it impolite to write “Dear John and Jane” even though I’ve never met them and they are my parents’ age? Should I write “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith” instead? What is everyone else doing?
Post # 3
I used first names or titles (e.g. “Nana”), but then I’d met all my guests! Assuming they are friends or relatives of your parents/FILs, I might ask them what they think – “mum, do you think Mr and Mrs Smith would want to be called by their first names in the thankyou card or not?”
Post # 4
Definitely ask the Mom!
Also, consider how they signed their own name on the card to you.
Post # 5
i used first names b/c that’s what my husband know them as. if he called them mr. and mrs, i would have used that.
Post # 6
Personally I would address guests I had never met as Mr and Mrs Lastname. For example, FFILs and FMILs boss and their wives are coming to our wedding. Neither Fiance or myself has met them. So I will put Mr and Mrs. However, if Fiance has met them before then I would put their first names.