(Closed) Addressing in-laws invite

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

personally FI’s parents aren’t getting an invitation because both sides are participating financially so my parents and FI’s parents names are both on the wedding invitations ‘requesting’ our invitees attendence.

 

in your situation, since you are planning to send FI’s parents an invitation i would send 2:

1. mr firstLast and mrs firstLast

2. Mr brother and guest (if his brother is an adult he should be given the option to bring a date)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I would still send him his own invite. In my opinion all adults should receive their own invite, no matter the living situation.

Post # 7
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

oo!!! ok well that changes things then 🙂

 

with different last names and a 3rd party added to the invite i dont think there is a way to avoid it being long unfortunately but this is slightly shorter:

 

Mr. Last and Mrs. Last with brotherfirstname

or

Mr. Last, Mrs. Last and brotherfirstname

 

if FI’s parents had the same last name i would include Mr’s first name at the beginning but given theyl are different i think its appropriate to cut out first names of FI’s parents and as for brother since he still lives at home and is attending alone i think it’s perfectly fine to just address him by his first name

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The brother shoudl recieve an invitation on his own if he is over 18. For the Fiance parents I would do 

Mr. Bill Smith & Mrs. Jane Doe

I would also send invitations to everyone, even if they are paying.  Especially parents, because they like to keep that sort if thing as a momento!  Smile

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t use super-formal invitation wording, so in that case I probably would have just written “The Smith-Jones Family.”

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TraceyPat: i thought the same thing i even thought my parents would get sent an invitation but our mothers are sending out the invitations together so they each just ordered an extra one for themselves for a keepsake 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Since it is your FI’s parents I think it would be OK to break with tradition a little bit and just address it to “the ____________ family” or “the ________s”. its not like you don’t know who is coming. 

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