Post # 1
I am addressing bridal shower invitations and am wondering how to address an envelope to a mother and her 3 daughters. Yes, they all live in the same household and daughters are under 18 years. I read some where to do:
Mrs. Amanda Smith
Misses of the Smith Household
I don’t want to write out every single persons name.
What is the etiquette?
Post # 3
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
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
Wedding showers aren’t supposed to be formal, so it’s fine to write
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
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
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
i did my shower invites the “cute” way rather than super formal:
The Smith Ladies