Post # 1
We are about to have our address lables printed by the designer making our invites…I’m just wondering how I am supposed to have the invite addressed to our single friends to let them know they can bring a date?
For example I am address most to Mandy and Paul Davis, but how do we address the invite for our single friend. Just put his name? Or Dave jackson and Guest?
I’m just worried they mat assume they are not to bring a dat if it’s not addressed properly.
Post # 3
Are you doing inner envelopes? If so, the outer envelope should be addressed to the guest: “Ms. Amanda Davis, 123 Main Street, Some City, State, 12345” and the inner envelope can be more informal, addressed to “Mandy and Guest” or “Amanda and Guest.”
Post # 4
I addressed the outer envelopes to “dave jackson” and on the inside I put that TWO seats were reserved in your honour. I only did this cause I hate “and guest”. It bothers me to no end, for some reason.
Post # 5
It is most polite to find out the name of your friends dates and invite them by name.
Post # 6
@Candace From BC: The right way to do it, is to talk to your single guests and ask them if there is someone they would like to come with, to whom you should send an invitation. You may find that some of them actually want to come with each other. You may find that some of them say no — and feel pressured if they are instructed to bring “And Guest” because they may not be welcome if they don’t bring their own dance partner. And you may find that some of you give you a name — and address, you’ll need that too.
In the last case, you then send a separate invitation to the person they requested. If you are completely unacquainted with their requested guest, you still prepare the separate invitation in the unknown guest’s name, and give it to their friend to pass along.
This technique prevents guests’ bringing your ex-boyfriend, the scum-bag who raped your maid of honour when she was fourteen, their mouthy dragon-lady grand-aunty, or any other “and Guest” who doesn’t fit the profile you were imagining when you generously (but mistakenly) wrote those words on the invitation.
Post # 7
@abbie017: We are not having inner envelopes because we are having our guests reply online via our website. So I think I will just address it to our guest, and somehow let them know they are welcome to bring a date. On the website where they RSVP it has a place for them to say they are bringing a guest and they can choose their dinner choice as well so hopefully they get it 🙂