- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I just started addressing my STD envelopes to be sent out soon and I am at a standstill with myself. Most invitations are fine as we are just dealing with an individual or a couple and can put “Ms./Mr. Smith” or “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” for the majority. But one is standing out like a sore thumb.
My godparents are of course invited and they also have 4 children who are more than welcome… I don’t want to just send the letter to “Mr. and Mrs. Godparent” so I was thinking like “Mr. and Mrs. Godparent and Family” or “The Godparent Family” or even just “The Godparent’s” so it is clear that all members are invited and there is no awkward assumptions being made when they RSVP.
But then I read somewhere that you should never put “And Family” or “The ___ Family” on a wedding invitation. This isn’t exactly a big formal wedding so I am wondering if ettiquete allows some wiggle room in this sense.
Second question: For those unmarried guests who get a +1 is there a way to express that without adding an inner envelope with different wording? I feel it isn’t appropriate to have “Mr.Smith +1” on the outside of the invitation but I wonder how else can I communicate that?