Post # 1
I tried searching this but haven’t really found an answer and was wondering if anyone knew.
My aunt and uncle have different last names. I am inviting them as well as my cousins so typically it would be Mr. and Mrs X and family, but how do I word it if they have different last name? Mr. X and Mrs. X and family sounds long….
Post # 3
What about just addressing them
"The Smith Family"? Your cousins probably have your uncles last name, so I doubt your aunt would be offended.
Post # 4
I think i am going to go with
The family of Mr. X and Mrs. X
Post # 5
MsDuck, i think you found a good solution. I addressed my save-the-date cards: AuntFirst AuntLast and UncleFirst UncleLast. I’ll probably do the invitations: Mr. UncleFirst UncleLast & Ms. AuntFirst AuntLast.
I wouldn’t put ‘The X Family’ because you can’t assume that your aunt would be ok with that. My FMIL kept her last name and often refers to the family as ‘The X-Y Family,’ even though the kids took their dad’s last name. If she were to get a formal invitation from someone who knew that she kept her last name, but neglected to address the invitation that way, I know she’d be hurt.
As someone who isn’t planning on changing her name, I feel pretty strongly that everyone’s correct name should be on the invitation.
It’s probably more individual than anything, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution.