(Closed) How to word outer invitation envelope “with guest”?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We didn’t do "and guest".  Instead, we addressed it with only the person’s name on it and included a response card that allowed them to state how many attendees would join us.  It seemed to work well for us 🙂

Post # 4
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did not use an outer envelope either. We addressed it either to the couple, family, or the person invited and then indicated on the response card "we have reserved 2 (or 1 or 3…etc) seats in your name"

It has worked thus far… 


Post # 5
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh good questions, I have the same problem.  I was going to write and guest.  Is this against ettiquette rules?

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t use inner envelopes either, but we only had a few "and guest" needs in our situation. We did find out which of our guests would be bringing someone and who that person would likely be. This is easiest, of course, when you’re close to those guests and if there aren’t too many. If the couple doesn’t live together, just list them on separate lines (because one person wouldn’t be living at that address!).

For the exceptions, we left room on the response card to indicate who is coming. This was also easy because we printed them at home and could put "Suzy Q and guest" on the cards. 

If there’s no other viable option, I think it’s okay to put "and guest" on the outer envelope. 

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