Post # 1
I have a question about invitations (I am so in the dark about invitation etiquette). My FI has some older cousins who still live at home, but are old enough to be invited with a guest.
As an example: A family of four include his aunt and uncle, and his 2 cousins who are both invited with guest, but both still live at home. Do I send 4 invitations to this house? One for his aunt and uncle, and one for each cousin (and guest)?
I feel like this is a stupid question but need some help!!
Post # 3
Are the two cousins over 18? If yes, the house hold gets three invites. One for the aunt and uncle and one each for the two cousins.
We sent a separate invite for kids over 18 that were still at home.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
@Bri1o: I have a similar situation and I am sending separate invitations. I believe everyone over 18 is supposed to get their own invite regardless of where they’re living.
Post # 5
The proper way is that every adult gets their own invitation, but I don’t think it is a huge deal. I’ve been invited on my parents invite (even when I didn’t live at home) and I didn’t care at all.
However, I have one cousin that lives at home who has an SO that will be invited, so I will send him his own invitation for him + GF. Single cousins living at home with families I am just sending one.
Post # 6
We sent separate invitations to any adults… even the ones living at home. I’m not sure what the rules are persay… we just decided that was how we were going to do it. We extended +1s to all of the adults… then the 14-17 crowd, we asked the parents if their teens would like a plus one. In a few cases they had long term GF/BF’s and we extended a +1, but most of them did not.
Post # 7
my cousins are each getting their own if they’re over 18.
Post # 8
Yup, one for the parents and one each for the adult children.
We have some adult children living at home on our guest list. I sent one STD to the family (it’s not like they need 3 STDs on the fridge, lol) but we will be sending separate invitations to each of my cousins.
Post # 9
I meant to say 3 invites for the house – not 4. Woops! And thanks bees – that’s what I was thinking. We have some family with younger cousins and they are just getting one invite for the household. So I think I will stick with sending an invite for each for adults with guests. I am also working on my STD right now and think that for families such as this, I am going to save a bit of $$ and send just one STD and then when it comes to invite time they will each get one. Does that sound okay?