(Closed) Addressing invitations – help?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is tough – I would think it was weird seeing and guest on the outer envelope!

I didn’t do inner envelopes either but I did have a little tag that said X & Guest on the inside!

I guess if you have no other options I would put the & Guest on the first line with their name. And for families I would put Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Family!

I hope this is semi helpful!

Post # 5
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

1.  Can you add a bellyband?  That would give you a place to write John Smith and Guest.  Alternatively, you could call your guests and ask the names of their guests.  Write the name of any guest who doesn’t live with them, or who isn’t married, on the second line of the outer envelope.

2.  and Family or the kids’ names would be good on the second line.

3.  Be careful with the Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.  There are a lot of women who don’t care, but there are a lot of women who would be seriously irritated by being addressed as such.  I did Mr. and Mrs. John and Mary Smith.

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I just got a wedding invite today that was addressed to “CorgiTales and Guest” on the outer envelope. I don’t think it is technically correct (particularly bc i’m engaged, live with my fi, and the person addressing the invite knows this)… but i was not concerned about it. Honestly i think anyone who gets snippy over how their invite is addressed just needs to get over it. 

I think that I am doing: 

John and Mary Smith on outer envelopes rather than Mr. and Mrs. just bc I don’t like that. 🙂

Post # 7
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t do inner envelopes either. I just tweaked the wording on the invite so I could write everyone’s name and “Plus Guest” if we were allowing them to bring one. It meant a little extra work but not by much at all. And certainly saved space on the envelope. On the envelope I did “Mrs Jane and Mr John Doe” or “Mrs Jane Doe and Mr John Smith”.

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