(Closed) Need Help Addressing Invites

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would include the guest’s name on the outer envelope.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I encountered the same problem but I just left out the "and guest" on the outside…don’t know if that’s proper etiquette but after addressing the 50th envelope I became pretty lax with my standards. 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Maybe you can state it on the RSVP card…

"We’ve reserved __ seats for you" and then fill in the blank w/ "2."

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

This is probably so not helpful if you have a big guest list with a lot of singles, but we are actually calling our single guests to ask if there is someone we should include on their invitation by name.  If the answer is negative, we are addressing just to them and assuming they will not bring a guest.

In the case of families with children, I would include them on the line below the main address line, just as you would on the inner envelope.

I was raised to believe that for any formal event, it was not appropriate to write "and guest."

Post # 8
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Newbee

I think the way you have planned on doing it is fine – I’m in the same boat and I decided that not following perfect etiquette is a-OK. 

Besides, writing the guest’s name on the envelope is not always practical – you may not know who it will be; if they are a couple they may break up in the mean time, etc.  Nobody will be offended by "and guest," especially since it will clarifiy to them that they CAN bring one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I know it’s anti-etiquette, but I am putting Mr John Doe and Guest on the outter envelope. I’m not haivng inner envelopes either.

I know it’s not "right" but unless I want to order more envelopes (and a wee bit larger, thus upping my postage again) or change to outter part of my invite "wrap" – it will do for us.

I pray the etiquette Gods can forgive me   ANd that my Grandmohter done’t scream at me. lol.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I am also putting Mr. John Doe and Guest on the outer envelope with no inner envelope.  To echo previous sentiments… ppl break up, etc plus with a 200 person guestlist, it’s hard to track down sig other’s names. 

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