(Closed) Invites for grown children that still live at home?

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Each 18+ adult would get their own invitation. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We addressed that way as well. For young adults we consider friends we sent them their own invitation, ie: Ms. Mari Smith and Guest.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m sending *3* invites to my brother’s house- brother/SIL, 18 and 20 year old nephew each get their own.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had one situation where my 38 year old cousin never moved out and still lives at home with her parents-I just put her name on the same invite as the parents. I don’t see the point of doing a separate invite if they live in the same household.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have two friends (sisters) who are over 18 and live at home. One of the sisters will be a bridesmaid. Each sister is getting her own invitation and their parents are getting a Mr. & Mrs.-addressed invitation (they’re family friends, too).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a cousin that lives with her parents and MrJ’s brother and his wife live with his parents.  They all got separate invites.  Wish I hadn’t wasted the effort and stamps on his family though – they handed back the RSVP’s and handed me an extra invite for their wedding (not missing the registry card though!).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I second Abbie017- each 18+ gets their own.  Although…I’m following etiquette on everything except 1 family who’s weird adult children are still living at home.  They are getting bundled into “The Smith Family” on the invitation.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

To expand KatieLu‘s question, what do you write for a family with two kids in college and one under 18 (whole family invited)?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228650/addressing-and-mailing-your-wedding-invitations/@center/272440/wedding-etiquette-adviser#/98339

 

Super formal- address only parents on the outer envelope then each person on the inner envelope.  Kids under 13 are Master and Miss.

Less formal- Mr and Mrs Smith on the first line, kids names with no titles on the next line. Example:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Robert and Susie Smith

Address

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@asscherlover:  Kids in college should get their own invite (unless you’re like me and don’t like that kid/parents so everyone gets bundled into The Smith Family Embarassed).  Kid under 18 gets addressed on their parent’s invite (see my examples above).

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BooRadley:  Thanks so much! I was planning on giving the adult ones separate invites, I just didn’t want the parent’s one to say and family if some of the family was going to get their own invite. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

We sent adult children their own invite. We didn’t have an inner envelope to work with so even though it was overkill for some, we just sent everyone their own.

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