(Closed) Adressing Invitations- what do when there is a family invited

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

From my understanding, it would be Mr & Mrs Joe Smith & Family on the OUTSIDE, listing all of their names on the inside [on the invitation].

Also, this is funny because I know a Mr. Joe Smith! And his wife!

Post # 4
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

On the outter envelope, you adress it as:

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith and Family

On the inner envelope, you write:

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith (on the first line).

Robert and Jennifer (then kids in age order, first names only on the second line). 

Post # 6
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just put “the Smith family.”

Post # 7
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is very helpful and fairly accurate:


I think writing “The Smith Family” can be confusing…last year, my Future Mother-In-Law received an invitation written that way and we were all confused…us “kids” are all over 18 and living out of the house with our SO’s. Just write the kids’ names on the inside like this link says to do.


Post # 9
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I will just be putting “the Smith family” on the address. No inner envelopes. 

The topic ‘Adressing Invitations- what do when there is a family invited’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors