(Closed) How to address to various family members at same address?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you really should send 3 seperate invites, since the children are adults, even though it’s a pain!

Post # 4
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have the same problem on both sides of the family – one side has two adult (45+ age) sons still living at home and the other there are two adult female (cousins) living together, both unmarried. What I did was for the save-the-dates, I only sent 1 per household since they are magnets and I wanted to be ‘green’, but every adult will get his/her own invitation.

Post # 5
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use Crane’s for this sort of stuff, and here’s the link to the page you’ll want. To summarize, it varies based on whether the kids are older than 18. If they’re older than 18, they get their own invitation. But for Save-The-Date Cards, they’re less formal, so I would just do “The Smith Family” in that case.

Post # 7
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

For the married couple living with the parents, I would do seperate invites.  For the family with two adult kids, I would list their names on invite.  I did that, instead of sending multiple invites.

Here’s what it looked like:

Mr and Mrs John Smith

Jason and Guest, Joe and Guest

Sally and Jessica

3333 1st St

Anytown, USA 22222

Post # 8
355 posts
Helper bee

even for my std’s i did seperate seperate ones for adults that lived at home because i wanted to address them with an and guest to give them a heads up…

if you’re not including and guests to the single adult relatives than i would think a family std would be a-ok. for the actual invites, although totally silly, i would send seperate invites to each person since that’s what etiquette seems to always say.

Post # 9
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Anyone over 18 should get their own invitation.  I’m not sure if the children of the children fit that but the adult children do.

Post # 10
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We had a situation with a married aunt and uncle, grandmother, and cousin all at the same address with the same last name.  We did one separate invitation to the grandmother, and put the unmarried cousin on the same invite as the aunt & uncle.  I think any married couple living at home should get a separate invitation though.  And just for aesthetic reasons, I don’t think there should be more than three names on an invitation (unless there are a bunch of children attending who are actually children).



Post # 11
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

For me, if u live at the same address ur getting 1 invitation…I don’t care if ur 32 living with ur parents (an actual situation with my guests) my DIY invites are a LOT of work, and they’re only getting 1!! LOL

Post # 12
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We did individual invites and save the dates for adult children over 18 living at the house.

Couple reasons. I read something about etiquette on it.  The other, and more significant reason, was we’re not doing +guest, and I wanted to be very clear about it…

Also, I didn’t want an RSVP  coming back with 42 names on it.

Post # 13
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would send one to each adult in the house, particularly if they’re getting guests.

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