Post # 1
I’m in the process of organiing my invites – gorgeous single-sided 5×7″ cards mounted on black with rustic brown paper envelopes. The single card is all that goes in the envelope as guests will be directed to appycouple to RSVP. Since there won’t be an inner envelope, how should I address the invites to friends who are invited with a guest whose name I don’t know? Some of my single friends will bring a date, but they don’t know who yet and likely won’t know for awhile. Is it ok to write ‘Ms. Sally Smith and Guest’ on the outside envelope? Curious to know how others have handled this type of situation..
Post # 2
Toronto2014: I would imagine that you would just write the names on the outer envelope. I had inner and outer envelopes though, so I’m not sure. Is there any reason why you don’t want an outer envelope?
Post # 3
Toronto2014: If you are not having an inner envelope that you have no choice but to put ‘and Guest” on the outer envelope. You may want to reconsider using inner envelopes. They serve a great purpose in indicating exactly who is being invited. It is a way to indicate that children are not invited (by leaving them off the inner envelope) and also a good way to let friends know that they can bring a plus one…..
Post # 4
Toronto2014: I just wrote “and guest” on the outer envelope. No big deal.
Post # 5
We didn’t do inner envelopes so our outer envelopes were very specific. Everyone was named, either Mr. and Mrs. John Smith or Mr. John Smith and Miss Jane Doe. The only people who got a generic “and guest” were bridal party members not already in a relationship.
Post # 7
housebee: I don’t want an inner envelope because we want to keep things simple, hence the online RSVP instead of all the information being packed into the envelope. Just trying to streamline and simplify.
californiabride2013: We have stated on our invitations that it is an ‘adults only’ event, and the appycouple website lets us program who can bring a plus one, which guests see when they login to RSVP. There shouldn’t be any confusion 🙂
weatherbug: That’s my view – no big deal! 🙂
Post # 8
I skipped the inner envelope since I thought it was an unnecessary extra cost and waste of paper. Plus it’ll lessen the postage cost. +1 for just addressing who’s invited and/or writing out “plus guest” on the outer envelope.
Post # 9
I didn’t even write “and guest” and just assumed that if I invited John Smith he knew he could bring a date, BUT I know that isn’t the norm. I would write “and guest.” I don’t think it is really that big of a deal.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I just got an invite and they left the inner envelope blank! So obviously no need to feel like you need one. Just be clear one the front who is invited. I’ve also gotten ones with “and guest” on the outer envelope and it’s not big deal to me.
Post # 11
We just addressed all my daughter’s invites and we do not have an inner envelope…we did what you and everyone else is suggesting. We wrote who is invited on the outer envelope.
Post # 12
This might be too late if you’ve already printed your invitations, but is there a space on the invitation to name who is invited?
Like in the sample in the link, the people being invited are “Richard and Noelene”. http://www.trulymadlydeeply.com.au/store/images/Invitation_Wording_Sample_9.gif