Post # 1
I have a lot of situations where I’ll be sending one invitation to an address where multiple non-couple guests are living (though I’ve read you’re supposed to send more than one, but I just can’t.) For example, my maid of honor is bringing her divorced mother as her guest, and my grandma and my uncle live in the same house. How am I supposed to address the enevelopes? Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I would put their names on separate lines without “and”.
Post # 4
I have the same situation- roommates or non couples at the same address… I was told to put both names on the envelope like so:
Mr. John Anyone
Mr. Bob Someone
123 Main Steet
If anyone knows another way- I’m open to suggestions too!
Post # 5
Sounds good. Thanks very much!
Post # 6
For your maid of honor-
I would put Ms. Jane Doe and Guest
for your Grandpa and uncle I would do
Mr. John Doe and Mr. Bob Doe
Dont know if there is an etiquette for that or not
Post # 7
@destiny1120: I agree with wording it this way.
Post # 8
You should list them on seperate lines. For people dating and living together.
Ms. Jane Smith
Mr. Scott Johnson
For two friends that are not dating but living together should get their on invites, and be given a guest.
Post # 9
If you know the name of the guest it should be written on the envelope. Grandpa and uncle should get separate invites.
Post # 10
I am curious — and I am curious about the other ladies’ opinions here. Why is it that you “just can’t” send each independent guest his or her own individual invitation? Is it because the invitations are so expensive? It seems to me that this is a choice between honouring and impressing your guests with very elegant invitations; versus honouring and impressing your guests with personal attention and respect for their individuality and your attention to correct form. Obviously, given the kind of things that matter to me, I would choose correct form over elegance. Of course, knowing that hand-written invitations are considered the most formal and correct of all and knowing that my hand-writing is considered very attractive, I always have an inexpensive and acceptable alternative.
Or, is it because you have only so many invitations, and have added people to your guestlist since your original estimate? Given that people probably won’t compare their invitations with one another and that, even if they do, it is less likely to offend them than to treat them as pseudo-couples when they are not couples, then why not just use some different invitations when you run out of matching ones?
Considering this difference in values: elegance versus correctness, where do other people draw the lines? Of course, e-vites are the least expensive of all if you really have a tight budget but still want to respect the individuality of each guest. If I didn’t have paper and pen and quite nice formal hand-writing, I would probably resort to e-vites myself rather than to lump unrelated people on the same invitation. I even think I would be less inclined to raise an eyebrow at a wedding e-vite than at one that included me on a group invitation. But I am interested to know what everyone else thinks.