(Closed) How to invite yet to be born children?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How to address the envelope
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Baby Smith : (10 votes)
    20 %
    The Smith Family : (33 votes)
    66 %
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith (with no mention of the family) : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2389 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I invited my niece (who was born 3 weeks before the wedding, and was our “flower girl”!) by name, but that’s because I knew her name.  So I did:

    Mike and Amanda Smith

    Emma, Stella, and Poppy

    Post # 4
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would say Mr. and Mrs. Smith and baby

    Post # 5
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Of all the options you’ve listed, I’d say that The Smith Family… would be the least controversal.

    It reads as an “all inclusive” invite if there is just John & Mary… and if Baby Sue comes along in the interim, understood that she is invited as well.

    Hope this helps,

    EDIT TO ADD – The problem with the other 2 are as follows.

    Mr & Mrs Smith doesn’t let them know that you are ok with the newborn coming.

    Mr & Mrs Smith & Baby… would be tough to take if god-forbid something goes wrong !!  And so from an Etiquette Point of View would be a HUGE Faux Pas in that it would possibly serve to make your Guests feel bad.


    Post # 7
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted Mr., Mrs., and Baby Smith… I think “The Smith Family” leaves too much room for interpretation and potential extra guests.

    Post # 8
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’ve put: (e.g.) Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Bump. I thought it was cute lol

    Post # 9
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I did:

    Mr & Mrs Smith

    Baby Smith


    I figured it specifies that there are 3 people, and includes the new baby.

    Post # 10
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like “The Smith Family”!

    Post # 13
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Pollywog:  Smith family

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