(Closed) Invitation Addressing

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you really want to know…you should write out the name of each guest you invite.  So it should read:

 

Mrs. Amanda Smith 

Jane, Elizabeth, and Anne

(You can use first names only and usually they are in order from oldest to youngest.)

Post # 4
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I also get what you are trying to do by not writing out all the names…I think the appropriate way to do that is this:

The Misses Smith

However, from what I see on most of the wedding invitation etiquette websites, this is reserved for multiple adult children living at the same home, and they children you are inviting are under 18.  I would probably just go with first names.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Wedding showers aren’t supposed to be formal, so it’s fine to write

“Dear Amanda,

Please bring your daughters; we would love to see them too;” and just address the envelope to the mother

 

Third-person wording is supposed to be reserved for formal you write on the invitation

“Mrs Smith

Miss Smith, Miss Elizabeth, Miss Anne”

and just address the envelope to the mother.

 

If it is one of those fill-in-the blanks type shower invitation cards with little umbrella pictures printed on it, fill in the blank with just first names: Amanda, Jane, Elizabeth, Anne.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since this is a bridal shower invitation that you are addressing I don’t think it needs to be this formal. I think it would be fine to do Mother, Jane, Elizabeth and Anne Smith

Post # 7
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803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i did my shower invites the “cute” way rather than super formal:

The Smith Ladies

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