Post # 1
I am writing out the address for my STD and I ran into a couple that is recently engaged (won’t be married until after my wedding) but they also have a child. They also live in the same household.
How would I address this? I know it’s just an STD and it’s less formal but my wedding isn’t black tie formal. It’s very southern/rustic.
Also, for future reference on “Inner” envelopes for the invitations… Are they absolutely required? I just feel it’s a complete waste of money. I will of course include a return RSVP envelope though…
Post # 3
I think inner envelopes are a waste too.
Are they both your friends? Or was it a girlfriend who got engaged (or vice versa?)
I have that issue with my brother and his gf and their two kids… Even though they’re not engaged, but I know they’re in it for the long haul, I just address anything to them as “Brother & Girlfriend & Family” or just “Brother & Family” and assume that they know I consider the Girlfriend family. I have no clue on the etiquette of this though.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
1) All of the families we invited I addressed as “The Smith Family” instead of writing out names on the envelopes. I don’t think that’s too big a deal, if they already have a kid together. Use the man’s last name.
2) No, I totally don’t think inner envelopes are required. To me they’re a waste of paper – they inevitably end up in the trash or recycling bin. Save the money and effort for something else! We went to 5 weddings last year, and I think only 1 invitation came with an inner envelope.
Post # 5
You can write Mr X and Mrs Y and Child’s name
Post # 6
@Fanciful: The female is my cousin.
Post # 7
I did my Save-The-Date Cards very cause, didn’t even use Mr/Mrs/Miss. For ones like that I would do “Jane Smith & Bob Jones & Family” or “Jane Smith, Bob Jones, & Kid Jones”.