Post # 1
I”m sending out postcards for our Save-The-Date Cards and I’m curious how to address them. I figured I don’t do the whole formal “Mr. and Mrs John and Jane Doe” for couples…but i’m curious how I should do it for single guests – do I put Mr. John Doe & Guest? Or Do I just do the guest thing for the invites?
Post # 3
I just wrote their first name and last name, if they were single.
If they were married or had kids/family; it was the “The Adams Family”
Post # 4
I’m doing mine too, and also was wondering this.
I am going to put & Guest if they are single because they might want to know when making their arrangements if they are allowed to bring someone or not.
For people with kids, I am going to put “Mr & Mrs. John Doe & Family”
Post # 5
We just put Mr. John Doe on the save the dates. We have a dozen or so guests who have recent (w/in the last 1-6 months) gfs/bfs, and we figured we’d just wait and include them specifically by name on the invites, assuming they’re all still together. I’m just not a fan of “and guest.” If you’re going to come to my wedding, even if you’re someone’s guest, I’d like to at least know your name before the invites are sent out.
Post # 6
Save the dates are informal so no need to use titles. If they are single, just list their names, not ‘and guest’. You could easily change your mind about inviting strangers down the road before the invites are sent out due to budget, location size, etc and you’d be obligated to invite them regardless since they were invited on the save the date.
Post # 7
I didn’t include “and guest.” They’re informal and don’t really need to tell the person whether or not they can bring a guest–that’s more for the invitation. People generally get their invites out 2-4 months before the wedding–plenty of time to find a date and purchase travel if they need to.
Post # 8
just fyi for when you do your invites — ‘mr. and mrs. john and jane doe’ is not correct. you’re not supposed to break up the man’s name, so it would be either ‘mr. and mrs. john doe’ or if you want to include the woman’s name ‘mrs. jane and mr. john doe’
i didn’t include ‘and guest’ either on my stds. i told most people who get them by word of mouth already (in case they start planning travel early) and will put it on the invitation.