Post # 1
Help me bees! I have a couple questions about invitation etiquette:
1) FI and I are funding our wedding on our own. Does this mean we need to send our parents formal invitations as well (even though they definitely know when and where the wedding is)?
2) How do you send an invitation to adults living with their parents? For example, FI has a cousin who is in her mid 20s and engaged, but still lives at home. Do we send one invite to the household and include her and her fiance in the wording, or do we send a second invite to the same address for that specific couple?
Thanks for the help!
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
bridewithabook : We sent separate invites to adult children in houeholds.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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.