(Closed) Addressing invitation for parents and 28 yr old child?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Proper etiquette is to send one to the parents and one to the 28 year old; however, you could list her on a separate line of the invitation to the parents.

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I know you’re supposed to send adults seperate invites…. but to save money on invites I just gave them one and put the names on different lines.

Post # 5
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If its in your budget to send a seperate invite then I would send two invites: one to the parents, one to the 28 yr old.  If its not in your budget then I think what  @noritake22: suggested putting the name on a seperate line perfect!


Post # 6
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As an adult who lives at home (saving for a house while we’re engaged) PLEASE, PLEASE find it in your budget to send the 28 year old a separate invitation! There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re four because people include you wiht your parents.

Post # 7
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would send a separate invite.  A 28 year old isn’t a child, and it shouldn’t cost too much extra to send them their own invite.

Post # 8
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would definitely send a separate invitation. imho anyone over the age of 18 should get their own invite.

Post # 9
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Send the 28 yr old her own invite. I can see keeping someone 18, 19, maybe 20 on the same invite…but not a 28yo!

Post # 10
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I sent two invites, too. It’s proper etiquette and it really doesn’t cost that much more to do so.

Post # 11
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Seperate invite please.  My family is notorious for sending invites to my mom, which extend to me and Fiance.  I haven’t lived at home in 10 years!!!  I can understand saving postage, and I do talk to my mom a few times a week.  But this is still incredibily irksome.  I may end up making an inadvertant point with my invites.  All of my counsins 18+ will get their own invite.  Even is they still live at home.  In my opinion, if you are legal to vote, you earn the right to a seperate wedding invitation. 

Sorry about that.  I’ll climb down from the soapbox now Tongue out.

Post # 13
1390 posts
Bumble bee

@Scottielass: Oh yes, I’ve been there! I’ve been the third on invites to my parents for ages, even though I OWN MY OWN HOME, have a significant other whom I live with, and have not lived at home since I was 20. I am 27. COME ON FAMILY! I definitely agree with PP, send a separate invite!

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