(Closed) "and Guest" on Outer Envelopes??

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Should I write "and Guest" on the outer envelope (not using inner envelopes)
    Yes - It's fine. : (27 votes)
    69 %
    No - Super tacky. Do not. : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Eh - It's pretty tacky but what else are you gonna do? : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Wait - I have a solution! (Please describe) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s fine… I will probably do the same!

    Post # 4
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I put it on the outside.  For some reason though the mailman for one of my guests scratched out the “and guest” and circled the named guests last name.  No idea what that was about! Poor guy thought I changed my mind about his date!  I think that’s an isolated incident though so I’m sure you’re fine!

    Post # 5
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Can you put the +1’s name on the RSVP card? If that’s possible, I’d do that over putting the name on the outer envelope.

    If you have no other choice, I’d put the +1’s name beneath the name of the person who’s getting the initial invitation.

    Post # 6
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’ll be fine, especially because there is no other option that I can think of…

    Post # 7
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had the same problem with my invites.  My sollution was to include the invities and guests names on the belly band of the invite.  I didn’t do it on the outer envelope as I assume most of my guests will open the envelope and quickly throw it away!  

    Post # 8
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did that. There were very few “and guests” where we didn’t already know the name of their significant other, and the people that we did it for are the type to understand. There really isn’t a better option unless you’re willing to customize each RSVP card. 

    Post # 9
    439 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wanted to address my envelopes likes this as well because we’re only doing outer envelopes. Fiance said no way, he wanted to put the guest’s name and +1 ON the actual invite! How tacky…so instead on the RSVP card we’re putting the guest’s name and adding the and guest there. And just in case they don’t get it, we put “we have resevered (number) seats for you. will be using (blank) of (blank) seats”

    Post # 10
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’ve gotten plenty of invites addressed that way. Never bothered me!

    Post # 12
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I addressed mine ‘and guest’, no other way I could think of to do it!

    Post # 13
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Well I really wouldn’t describe it as tacky at all. I would just think someone wouldn’t want to do it because what if the calligraphy or name on the outer envelope got a little ruined in the post. But definitely not tacky! I think you’ll be fine doing it. 

    Post # 14
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    This is totally up to yu, but technically all guests are to be addressed by name with their own invitation unless they live with the person you are inviting. If you really don’t care who your friends and family bring to your wedding, I’d probably just go ahead and put it on the envelope, but it’s kind of weird because any “and” on an invitation or its envelope means that the two people joined by the and are married.

    Post # 15
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I am not using inner envelopes either.

    But if I intend to invite the “guest”, I found out the name beforehand.

    Otherwise, you can address it on the RSVP card to add the +1.

    To me it is not tacky to put “and guest” but just look weird on USPS envelope, but that’s just me thou :/

    Post # 16
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I couldnt figure this out either so I just left it and added the “we have reserved # of seats for you” and that way they’d figure it out on their own. Didnt think making invites would be so hard ugh!!!!

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