(Closed) Addressing to a Single Mom + Guest and minor daughter

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Children actually should not be mentioned on the outer envelope, only the inner envelope. Your outer envelope should read:

Ms. Sally Jones

123 Main Street

City, State 12345


The inner envelope would read:

Ms. Jones (with no first name)

Miss Susan Jones


The way to handle the guest would be to call Ms. Jones and ask her if there is anyone she would like to invite as a guest and to obtain that person’s name and address and send him or her an individual invitation.

ETA: I saw that you are not planning to use inner envelopes. In that case, I would probably call Ms. Jones to tell her that her daughter is invited and also to inquire regarding the name and address of the potential additional guest.

Post # 3
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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willowbee :  could you write “and Miss Susan”?  

Post # 4
912 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t have inner envelopes, so I did what you are planning to do. Parents on top line and kids on the line below.

I think it worked out well for us so there was no confusion about who was invited!

Post # 6
220 posts
Helper bee

I added the “we have reserved XX seats in your honour” wording on my invites so that people know exactly how many places they have at the wedding.

Post # 7
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

does ms. jones have a partner?

or is this +random guest?


Post # 8
3587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

what you have with ‘and Miss Susan’ is perfect. Clears the ‘Guest Miss Susan’ thing right up 🙂

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