(Closed) addressing std’s

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: is less formal wording appropriate for std's?
    should be formal- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and family : (2 votes)
    14 %
    can be casual- The Smith Family : (12 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am going a bit more casual on the Save-The-Date Cards but if you want them to be formal they can be!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    Since STD’s are more informal I think if you want to do The Smith Family, go for it.  I did Mr and Mrs John Smith on mine but that was just what I chose.

    Post # 6
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    One thing I might use to make my decision would be: *will* the entire smith family be invited? Let’s say that the Smiths consist of 2 adults and 3 children. If your wedding’s going to be adults-only, you should probably  address it to Mr. & Mrs. Smith. But if “The Smith Family” encompasses everyone you intend to invite to your wedding, go for it!

    Post # 7
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did the whole “The Smith Family” or “John Smith” as opposed to “Jonathan Smith” for our save the dates. MaryJane makes a very good point though!

    Post # 8
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve always been under the impression that they were supposed to be casual.

    Post # 9
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Good point, MJ!  Figure that out now, and then I’d say you can totally opt for a more casual address line to whomever will be invited to the wedding!

    Post # 10
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    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We actually did both… Mr. addressed his side and I did mine. I did mine more casual, “Bob and Carla Smith” or if there were kids, “Bob and Carla Smith” (and then on the next line), “Jack, Jill, and Katie”. He did his slightly more formal, “Mr. Bob and Mrs. Carla Smith”. *shrug*

    This is one of those details that I can’t let myself stress over too much.

    Post # 11
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would lean towards formal – not because Save-The-Date Cards have to be formal, but if you’re using a spreadsheet to create mailing labels for both your Save-The-Date Cards and invitations, it may be easier to create only one address style.  Therefore, no need to go back through your addresses to formalize them when it’s time to send out your invites!

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