(Closed) Addressing Save the Dates

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee

We did the man’s name first, and didn’t mention anything about a guest. We’ll be doing that with the invitation.

Post # 4
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m going through this right now too.  I think for the “and guest”-ers, we are not going to put And Guest on the STD, and just wait to do that on the invitation.

Post # 5
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We did “Mr. & Mrs Lastname” for the married couples, “John Doe and Jane Dee” for the unmarried couples, and “Joe Cool” for the individuals. No guests were mentioned… I don’t want to hear everyone’s guest choices so far in advance of the invites themselves (because you know some people are going to want to “clear” them with you) 

Don’t worry about the “and guest” part, they can figure that out when they get the invite.

Are you doing envelopes? I know this sucks but that envelope is going in the trash and the save the date is going on the fridge… so don’t worry too much about it!

[ETA] for one couple cohabitating but getting married next week week we wrote “The Future Mr & Mrs Blahblah” just to be funny 🙂

Post # 6
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think I went ahead and included the line about “Guest” on our save-the-dates just to give people a heads up. May not have been totally right etiquette-wise, but I was trying to make things clear for my guests.

Post # 8
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We did first + first last name for couples, and just one name for our single guests (even though they will be allowed a date for the wedding).  As to who came first, we just listed who we knew better!

Post # 9
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I know who the “And Guest” are for most of the guests so I am putting their names. I am puting Girl and Boy Lastname, but only last name if their names aren’t too long or just Girl and Boy is they aren’t married. There are very few people who don’t have a long term SO and I don’t think they will end up bringing a guest anyway. We are having a semi-destination wedding so it would be weird if they brought their girlfriend of 1 month across the country for a wedding. 

Post # 10
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I left off “& guest” for the Save-The-Date Cards.  I just put that on when I sent the actual invites. 


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