(Closed) I allow friend to bring guest, how should I put on label?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Is this just one person or is this on all of your invites?

Post # 4
3332 posts
Sugar bee

For the single people we invited with a guest, we addressed the outside envelope to just "Mr. John Doe".  We didn’t do inner envelopes, just a belly band with a label on it.  On the inner label, we wrote "John and Guest".

I’m not sure what’s traditional "ettiquette", but that’s just what we did.  I felt weird putting "and guest" on the outer envelope, because that one is really for the mailperson to use to deliver the invitation.

Post # 5
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My future sister-in-law gave us the idea to put on the reply card: "We have reserved __ seats for you" It’s what she did for her wedding and said it worked out perfectly.

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would say it’s fine to put "and guest" on the outer address label. =) Some etiquette sites will tell you not to, but they’re most outdated rules anyways.

Post # 7
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would hand write the outer envelope with the name and if possible (if you know it) the guest’s name. Otherwise, I’d leave just the one name and put somewhere on the response card how many were invited.

Post # 8
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

"Etiquette" dictates that you should not put "and guest" on the outer envelope.  And, although you might not think it possible, sometimes the post office returns these.  If you have an inner envelope, then put "and guest" there.  If you know your friend’s guest’s name (a long-term bf or gf) then put their name down.  Or, on your reply card, have a space to check "… will attend with guest."

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