(Closed) Addressing outer envelopes only

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m doing outter envelopes only. For families, I’m doing:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Alison, Eric and Michael

4529 S Main St

Anywhere, IA 50445

If there is one child, I’m doing

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Abigail Smith

4529 S Main St

Anywhere, IA 50445

Post # 4
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@milesbella:  <—what she said!  Children should be listed from oldest to youngest.

Post # 6
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am doing the same as @milesbella, I am also personalizing the Rsvps. I am hoping that if they see it twice they will understand, fingers crossed.

Post # 7
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1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

From what I’ve read, all invitees should be listed on outer envelopes (including kids) unless you have an inner envelope in which case just the parents names go on the outer, and the kids go on the inner. In either case, the parents go on the top line and the kids are listed in order of age on the second line.

Post # 8
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3267 posts
Sugar bee

I think as we have seen on this site time and again is that you don’t want to leave things up to interpretation.  The Smith Family could then extend the invite to granny, Smith cousins etc.  Of course they shouldn’t extend the invite to anyone.

If you list it as

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

Suzy, Barney and Moe

there is no doubt as to who is invited.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m just addressing to The Smith Family. The RSVP cards will let the guests know how many seats are reserved for them so it will be (should be!) obvious that their children are invited.

Post # 11
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I think The Smith Family will be fine. “Family” implies that everyone is invited. But that’s just me 🙂

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