(Closed) How do I fit five names on one envelope?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which would you use on an informal invite?
    Option1 : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Option2 : (7 votes)
    44 %
    Option3 : (4 votes)
    25 %
    Option4 : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other, explained below : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Why not send three invitations?  How old are the daughters? 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Errr.. I think I would send out two invites.

    Invite 1: John & Jane Jackon and Family

    Invite 2: Katherine Jackson & Ken Kent

    Post # 6
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like option 2 because I think thats what I am going to do. My 2 cousins still live with their parents so it seems silly to me to send them all individual invites. My older cousin has a serious bf who will be invited but I like the sound and look of –  and family.

    Post # 7
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Assuming this is the same family as the other question — and if you’re actually concerned about space and it’s more of a casual feel, then I would say just write “and family” and let your mom explain the details πŸ™‚ Make your life easier!

    Post # 8
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would send it John and Jane Jackson & Family then tell them the boyfriend is invited. TADA

    Post # 10
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    ditto, JessicaL

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    If it’s truly an informal invitation, I would write in the names in the salutation on the invitation itself, with a note of explanation that Ken is welcome to accompany Katherine. But even so, I would send a separate invitation to Ken. I absolutely wouldn’t write his name in beside Katherine or send a separate invitation with his name combined with hers. He and Katherine aren’t living together, and as Katherine’s parent I would be pretty out-of-joint at the suggestion that they were.

    I understand the motivation for putting Katherine and Leanne on their parents’ invitation, and that part makes sense. I would make that one out to:

    John and Jane Jackson
    Katherine and Leanne

    Post # 12
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree with TinyTina.  I would send 2 invites.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Embrace the “and Family”. Much simpler.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d say “And Family” with a phone call that Ken is invited. I just sent four separate inviations to an aunt/uncle and three high school/college age cousins (+ guests) who are home for the summer.  Their parents RSVP’d for all of them.

     

    @aspasia475: Adding his name to her invitation does not imply this in the least.  It is perfectly acceptable to put the SO’s name on the invitation even if they aren’t living together.  If they are a social unit, no need for a separate inviation.  My girlfriends and myself are of the “no sex until marriage, much less living together” persuasion, they all got invitations addressed to them and their boyfriends, and everyone was thrilled the boyfriend was included by name.  Techincally it should be Katherine’s name on the outer and both the names on the inner, but since they aren’t having inners…

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