Do I invite the household or the couple?

posted 6 days ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
383 posts
Helper bee

1) My parents would really like an invitation to keep, so send it to them

2) You should send invitations seprately to the parents, and the cousin.

Post # 3
6390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

bridewithabook :  Technically I believe that everyone over 18 gets their own invitaion. I didn’t send them to our parents, not trying to save money but because it honestly slipped my mind to even include them on that list. It wasn’t until my MIL commented that she never got her invite. Ummmm you’re sitting in the front row, you know you’re coming, do you really need it? I ended up just mailing her one…haha. 

I’d send the 20 year old cousin her own invite address to her and her fiance. 

Post # 5
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

bridewithabook :  I’d definitely send it one to the parents. I know my mom would keep it on the fridge and use it as a reference to remind herself time/date. 

I would also invite the engaged couple separately. If it were just her and her parents, you could invite the household, but seeing as she’s in a committed relationship, I would send the extra invite.

Post # 6
26 posts

bridewithabook :  I would send an invite to the parents and all adults would receive their own invite regardless if they live with their parents or not. 

Post # 7
134 posts
Blushing bee

I would send my parents one, so they don’t feel left out and have a keepsake 

I would send out seperate invites for the cousin too

Post # 8
28 posts

I recently went to a wedding for my cousin. He didn’t actually send me an invitation. When I asked, he said “I gave one to your parents.” I’m a full grown adult who lives with my fiance (two hours away from my parents). I was a little offended that I didn’t get my own invitation. 

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