(Closed) Need Help! Save The Date Addressing

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

1) Save the dates are sent to the person you are invited…so don’t address to guest.

2) They can be as formal or informal as you want them. If you have, say a postcard, nicknames are fine. But if you have very traditional, formal engraved STD’s use full names.

3) For families (assuming you are inviting the whole family) address it to The Bee Family.

 

Hope this helps! And yes, it is exhausting! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

What we’ll be doing is addressing the STD to the person we’re inviting. We’re not letting them know if they can bring a guest/how many. If they ask after they receive it, then we’ll tell them. We don’t want to print up different variations of the STD based upon who can bring a guest. That’ll come with the invites themselves.

As for the formality, I guess that’s up to you. We’re going casual.

I can tell you we’re sending out less STDs than we will invitations. With the invites, if there are children over 18 still living at home who will be invited, they’ll get their own invite. But, for the STDs, we’re sending them out to the families as a whole (so, “The Smith Family”, versus, Mary Smith, Joseph Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith). I hope that makes sense. It just didn’t make sense to send a STD to everyone in the house.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bucked tradition a bit on this one… no one is invited whom we don’t know their names.  That being so, an unmarried couple (and even not living together) will be sent to the primary invitee in this fashion:

Mr. Johnathan Smith

Ms. Jane Doe

Address of John

 

I know it’s not perfect, but it makes me happy…

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@BrooklynWife:  I know the proper protocol for addressing invitations, but, since I did not send STDs I was hesitant to comment.  Are you certain about “The Bee Family”? I am asking this, because the outer envelope of an invitation, in the case where children are being invited along with their parents, should be addressed only to the adults. The children’s full names would then go on the inner envelopes only. For example:

Outer Envelope:
Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Doe

Inner Envelope:
Mr. and Mrs. Doe
Master Patrick David Doe
Miss Jillian Marie Doe

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Brielle:  If one is sending a postcard STD, how would the inner and outer envelope addressing work? I’ve always assumed the STD is less formal than the invite, which is why I wouldn’t include the entire family’s names.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Brielle Yes, “The Bee Family” for informal invites, for everyone in the house—when there is no inner envelope to specify exactly who is invited.

But, if you are sending a STD with an outter an inner envelope than you would just address outside to parents full name

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bee

and inside 

Mr. and Mrs. Bee

and Master Patrick David Bee and Miss Jillian Marie Bee

 

 

Post # 10
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

csteen85 True! Differet last names, you have to spell out. All of the rules are nuts. 

I had a calligripher (actually they are at the calligripher now!) so I didn’t worry too much…she knows the protocal. My mom wanted totally traditional super proper invites. 

also, we had bookmark Save the dates, too!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@csteen85:  What I’ve done with different last names is just address the envelope as, for example: Smith/Jones/Miller.

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