(Closed) Do people still understand addressing etiquette?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 33
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

The short is, no, these days many people have no clue about basic etiquette. That goes for lots of things in life, not just weddings. Talking on a cell phone at checkout, wearing hats in a restaurant, holding open the door for someone, social invitations, thank you notes, etc.

We had no children invited at all, and address every invitation to “Mr. and Mrs. John Doe”. Normally, I’m totally against things like “adult reception”, however, I was definitely worried about some of our family members not getting the hint. I opted for “Please join us for an adult evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing” on my reception card. The RSVP also read “We have reserved ____ seats for you” & then “Number attending ______”.

Believe it or not, out of our over 200 guests I don’t think anyone wrote an extra person in. Now, I did have ONE cousin who apparently planned to bring his kids to the ceremony and send them with his mom (my aunt) during the reception. I nipped that right off the bat. 

Post # 34
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168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@Lizzy723:  That sounds good – I’m glad you worked it out! I always make my Fiance call and stuff like that too. I get so shy when I have to call people about things like that (or really things in general..)

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