(Closed) Addressing invitations to adult children living at home

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The older two would receive their own, the younger two would be listed on their parent’s.

 

Keep in mind STDs arent required for everyone. What I listed above is for invites. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

^^what they said

Post # 6
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Honey bee

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wedo016:  “So would I do one STD and then separate it out for the invitations?” – Yes

Post # 7
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Helper bee

my opinion apparently goes against etiquette, but I think it would be the least awkward to address it to the “parents and family”

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

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msbeee:  I agree with this. I would send one invitation to one household (a family living all together). It is just the most practical way.

Post # 9
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Newbee

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liningsilver:  If I were the adult child, this would confuse me, and I wouldn’t know if I was invited. So, for me, less of an etiquette thing, and more practicality. I would invite the adult children seperately.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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BabyGirl09:  All the children should be named. I’m 29 and live with my parents, and at my cousin’s wedding last month, the invite said my parents and then my name: “Mr and Mrs Brent Page, and Ms Alyssa Page’ and then my Fiance as a +1.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’d say all in one STD, especially as they’re all single. I think that adult children get their own when they no longer live with their parents, or have a SO in which will be invited. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We sent one STD per household – in the few situations where there are adult children living at home, we made sure to address the envelope to each of the people invited. When we send out invites, we’ll send the adult children their own. It may be against etiquette, it just seemed a bit silly to send 2 or even 3 STDs to a single address.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have adult children in my house, and sometimes I barely see them! My point is that an STD to the parents may not even be seen by the adult children. Adult children also have their own lives, and may go schedule a vacation with their friends if they don’t know there is a wedding on.

Spend two extra stamps.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I am sending mine out as “The x family” I dont think there will be any confusion. You could also say “Mr. & Mrs. X and Children”

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I went against etiquette and just sent one invitation per household. I’m assuming that one person is checking the mail and the fewer pieces of mail there are, the less likely things are to get lost in the shuffle. I put everybody’s name who was invited on the invitation, and then they only had to send back one RSVP card. This saved me money and saved them hassle. Now, I think if they had been married and living at home, I probably would have sent a second invitation. 

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