(Closed) How would you address invites to these families?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Are you using inside envelopes. If not, here are my suggestions…

For #1, I might write “Ms. Smith” on the top line and then “Joe and Jane Smith” for the kids on the next line.

For #2, we had a situation like this with my uncle and my stepcousins. We did “Mr. Jones and Family”

Post # 4
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

1) Jane Doe

    Chris and Amanda Doe

2) Jane Doe and John Smith

    Laura and Adam Doe


I have absolutely no good reasoning behind these, but that’s what I’d do

Post # 6
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@redheadem:  Not a huge faux pas! I was only asking because I may have answered differently if you’d been using them.

Post # 8
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@JenGirl:  yep – I’d add the Ms. & Mr. salutations where approriate, but this.

Post # 9
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@redheadem:  Yeah, I guess it’s a little more tricky when the mom isn’t married to the Boyfriend or Best Friend.

With my family, it was my uncle and his new wife, and three stepcousins. New wife had some last name as my uncle, but the stepcousins kept their dad’s name.

In that instance, we did “Mr. Jones and Family” meaning my uncle and his family.

I hadn’t thought about the fact that that doesn’t work quite as well if they aren’t married. I think your suggestion might work though!

Post # 11
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You said you were seperating live-in couples by lines, so what about

#2- Mr. John Doe

     Ms. Jane Smith and family 

For #1 I would just write out their names putting mom on the first line and kids on the second line. For the son who doesn’t live at home, I would still include him on mom’s invite. I was included on wedding invites when I wasn’t technically living at home either (and before I was engaged and part of my own “social unit”) and it didn’t bother me one bit.

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