Post # 1
Uncle and Aunt
Cousin 1 – 29 years old, recently had to leave her job and move back in with her parents because of a health issue.
Cousin 2 – 27 years old, living on her own out of state.
Cousin 3 – 21 years old, college student, home for the summer, has a significant other who will be invited to the wedding.
Cousin 4 – 18 years old, just graduated high school, still living at home.
So I’ve got seven adults. How many invitations do I need to send? Obviously Cousins 1 and 2 will get their own.
Our wedding is pretty casual, and our invites are NOT formal at all — would it be terrible if I put on one envelope:
Uncle and Aunt
Cousin 3 and Cousin 4, and Significant Other
Post # 3
Note: I have two other cousins in college (also home for the summer) and plan to include them on their parents’ invites. Don’t get me wrong, I know they’re over 18, but I … uh … don’t trust them to RSVP for themselves. Is that terrible of me???? It’s true though. You’d understand if you knew my family…
Post # 4
Hmmm I think I would send cousins 1 and 2 their own invitations, since they’re not a liiittle over 18, they’re well over 18. And then uncle, aunt, and cousins 3 and 4 would get one invitation (I did this too for two cousins of mine that are in college–I just put “and family ” on their parents’ invitation).
Post # 5
Yeah, I thought about “and family” but … it gets tricky with the two older girls (Cousin 2 also being a bridesmaid) and the boyfriend.
I dunno. I feel like it’s going to be either 3 or 5, and 5 seems … excessive. 🙂
Post # 6
I would vote for 2.
Invites are for household…so, one goes to Uncle and Aunt, Cousins 1, 3, and 4. Another goes to Cousin 2. It’s not insulting to list all the people at one address on one envelope — like even if you have two “old maid” type sisters who live together, you can send them one invitation.
On the envelope, you can list all the seperate names, one smaller guest “unit” per line: Uncle and Aunt, Cousin 1, Cousin 3 and Guest, Cousin 4.