(Closed) How do I address invites for an entire family?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would address is to “Johnson Family”

Post # 4
10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would say The Smith Family or something like that…

Post # 5
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I addressed mine I did…

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Smith (Parents)
Jane and Mike (Kids)
89 Creek St.
New york, New York

Post # 6
1692 posts
Bumble bee

Are your invitations already bought and printed?

Because if not, the right way to do this is to use a write-in line on the invitation itself, where you would write the names of the parents and their children; or write it on a belly-band attached around the invitation.

You REALLY do not want to name children on the outside of an envelope, because you cannot guarantee that everyone has secure mailboxes, or who lives in their neighbourhood. You do NOT want to be the one responsible for advertising children’s first names to the local paedophile! Okay if the children are in their late teens, or if you know that they pick up their mail from a key-locked maildrop. But if you aren’t sure, this is a good time to protect their privacy.

You can always choose a wide ribbon in your wedding colours, and make a belly-band just for the invitations where you have this particular issue.

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