(Closed) Etiquette and Invitation Addresses (few questions)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

1. Your invitation to your cousin’s parents is between you and them.  I wouldn’t worry about your cousin’s opinion.

2. Yes.

3. I’m not sure, but I think you should probably leave out the ‘and’ and list them on separate lines with the mom listed first.  Otherwise the ‘and’ makes it sound like they’re a couple.


Post # 4
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@ElbieKay: agreed with 1 &2

How old is the son? If he is 18, living at home, he’s supposed to get his own separate invite (a pain, I know, I have 3 envelopes going to my brother’s house.)

Otherwise, if he’s younger, you can put Mom on the outside, and both names on the inside, if you’re doing inner envelopes. If not:

Mom Jones
Son Jones

The “and” does imply a couple 

Post # 6
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


1.  If it will save the peace, I’d just address it as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Doe, unless you’re going for something very formal.

2.  Yes, it’s still Mr. and Mrs. Whoever

3.  I’m addressing mine like this:
Ms. Jane Smith
123 Sesame Street

Post # 7
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

On the lawyer question – the “Mr.” is correct, just wanted to be sure that you are not using “Esq.” with it (“Mr. John Smith, Esq.” is redundant).


Post # 8
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m thinking for #3 maybe Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe? Like you would do for a couple living together but not married.

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