(Closed) Is it Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family or The Smith Family??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We are going with The ______ Family, since we are inviting everyone’s kids to the wedding too, not just adults. 

Edit- oops, didn’t see the “and Family” on the first one.  Sounds more formal to me that way, so it just depends on what you are aiming for I guess 🙂

Post # 4
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215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think we’ll go with “The Smith Family” because I have a personal issue with referring to women as “Mrs. John Smith.” I know it’s considered more formal and totally fine when it comes to the rules of etiquette to say “Mrs. Husband’s Name”, but that is my personal preference. I don’t think anyone would be offended by it, except for perhaps some of the more elderly guests? Sorry if this post wasn’t much help!

Post # 5
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I’m going to do The _________ Family too.  🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If they all share a last name, I’d do “The Smith Family”. But if they do not, then I’d do “Ms. Jones, Mr. Smith and Family”.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Neither. The outer envelope should get Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, and the inner envelope gets everyone’s full name (including children who are invited).

Of course, if you’re not doing the inner envelope, I’m sure you can do either one and it will get the point across. 🙂 I’d base it on the formality of your event. “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family” seems more formal to me than “The Smith Family.”

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