Well Crap…

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The names of the people invited don’t go on the invitation…

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2022

You are correct, they write their own names onto the RSVP card. But I’ve never received an invitation with our names directly on it?? I think the envelope indicates who is invited.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

You can do that, if YOU print them out on your own printer, individually…but who wants to do that?  They write it in themselves. I’ve never seen invites or RSVP’s already typed/written with peopels names on it

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve never seen peoples’ names on the actual invite either.

PS: LOVE LOVE LOVE your invites and menu! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’m a little confused here…I don’t think you write the names of who you’re inviting on the invite anywhere. You write it on the outer envelope and the inner envelope if you’re having one. Your invites look fine to me! I’m sure some etiquette experts can help even more or correct me if I am wrong/off about this but I think you do something like…

  • Outer envelope: Mr. John and Mrs. Jane Smith
  • Inner envelope: John Smith and Jane Smith (if they have children you would write their names here too I believe)

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

She probably means the names written on the inner envelope, if you’re doing those.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@inky_1:  I think that the “Names inside” she probably means on the inner envelope!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I remember your menu! It is so fabulous, I’m drooling right now. Can I come to your wedding?!?! Or at least sit outside with some strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast? And possibly the chocolate chip pancakes as well??

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

People often use two envelopes to mail their invites. You place the invite in one and put the names of everyone who is invited from that household on it…then stick that in another envelope (outer envelope) which is your “mailing” envelope where you write the couples name and address.

The Knot’s Guide to Addressing Envelopes

“As a rule of thumb, the outer envelope of your wedding invitation should be more formal, with titles and full names, while the inner envelope is more informal, leaving out first names or titles and last names (if you’re very close to the guests). “

 

 

 

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