(Closed) invitation addressing question

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@gingerkitten:  i just did research on things like this since i just addressed my envelopes too. 

Typically, if there are young children you list them under the name


Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Christopher and Anna
123 Main Street
SmallTown, NY 12345

An unmarried couple living together would look like this:

Mr. John Smith
Ms. Joan Rivers
123 Main Street
SmallTown, NY 12345

I’m thinking that in your situation, I would just list the BF as a guest … especially since you don’t know his last name. I’d do it like this:

Ms. Joan Rivers and Guest (technically it’s supposed to read as “guest” but i didn’t listen haha)
Christopher and Anna
123 Main Street
SmallTown, NY 12345

Hope this helps!


Post # 4
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I would call her and ask his last name. If it;s a serious live in boyfriend she might be offended at a generic ‘guest’ invite. Otherwise I second PP.

Ms. Jane Doe

Mr. JOhn Whatshisname

Billy and Anna Smith

123 address street

town, state zip

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