(Closed) Addressing a box/book style invitation?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Do you mean that you’re worried that there will be no name on the invite, comparable to an inner envelope? Because with regular invitations, most people throw away the outer envelope anyway. Are you doing anything inside to show who is actually invited? Such as "Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jack, Jane, and Jill" which is what would go on the inner envelope? Or were you just having all of that on the address label? I don’t think it’s a major faux pas to not have a name on invitation, because traditional invitations don’t have names on them anyway. Although, I hope I’m understanding what you’re asking!

Post # 5
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

we didn’t use inner envelopes, so if they threw away the outer envelope, that was it, no name on the inside invite. no one complained – i think it’s becoming more and more popular nowadays.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think the only issue is if you are not inviting kids.  If the outer envelope says Mr. and Mrs John Smith, and there is no "inner envelope" you may have people misunderstand whether their whole family is invited or not.  If you are putting Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family, or are including the kids names on the outer envelope, people should understand.

Also, one thing you are not supposed to do is to address the mailing envelope to someone who doesn’t live there.  So if you’re inviting Jane Smith and her boyfriend Jack Jones, and they are not living together, the outer envelope should just have her name, and he would go on the inner envelope or you would send him a separate invitation.

Of course these are all "rules" for formal invitation addressing.  If your invitations aren’t that formal, I don’t think you have to care as much about the correct way of doing things.

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