(Closed) How To Address Outer Envelope with Seperated Couple's Names

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How To Address The Outer Envelope
    Mr. and Mrs John and Mary Smith (both names on one line) : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Mr. John Smith / Mrs. Mary Smith (each name on a different line, his first) : (6 votes)
    27 %
    Mrs. Mary Smith / Mr. John Smith (each name on a different line, hers first) : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Something Else : (10 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    That’s an interesting situation. Since they are no longer together, do you think they would want to bring other dates and would require separate invitations?

    Post # 4
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think they each should get their own invitation. It doesn’t seem right to be sending them a joint invitation if they are no longer a couple.

    Post # 5
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    They aren’t together – send them separate invites.

    Post # 6
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    Separate invites is the way to go; they are no longer considering themselves as a social unit.

    Post # 7
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I agree – seperate invites.

    Post # 8
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think that their names on seperate lines on the same invite is okay. Any people I had that were roommates in the same house got one. I don’t get the point of sending two invites to the same house, are they going to hang two on the same fridge?

    Post # 11
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Separate invites is the only way to go on this one.

    Post # 12
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Haha, wow how weird! You could do John Smith and Mary Smith as if they just happen to have the same last name. Given the situation, I don’t think they’re going to be offended with whatever you choose!

    Post # 13
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Do they still have the same last name? I wouldn’t bother sending two invites, that’s a waste of postage. But maybe include 2 RSVP cards so they can each bring a date? 

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