- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Hey all –
I’m Maid/Matron of Honor in my friend’s June wedding and I need some help with it comes to addressing the invites for the bridal shower I’m hosting for her. (Note that I realize proper etiquette says each individual should get their own invitation, even if living in the same household, but after discussing this with the bride, we’ve decided that we’re not going to follow this rule this time… Thanks!) So, onto the questions:
1) When the invite is for one of her aunts, and her daughters (so my friend’s cousins), what’s the best way to address the main invitation? Would this be correct?:
Mrs. Sarah Smith
Misses Katie, Emily and Jessica Smith
1234 Hive Lane
Washington, DC 20001
2) Also – what’s the plural for multiple ladies with the Ms. prefix, if there is one?
3) The invitation includes the main invite and an inclusion card that are tied together with ribbon and a tag to serve as the inner envelope. I wanted this to be the same as people do with wedding invitations, with the casual names on the tags. But now that I’m actually addressing them, I don’t know if I should be addressing them from me, or as if they were coming from the bride (so “Sarah” or “Aunt Sarah”). It doesn’t seem to be a huge deal either way, but now that I’m onto her grandmothers I feel awkward/rude addressing them as “Sarah” instead of “Mrs. Smith” or “Grandma.”
Maybe my feelings are misplaced… And I’m probably overthinking this whole thing, but any advice is appreciated!