Post # 1
If you have really close friends with longstanding significant others that dont live with them, do you send each of them an invitation or send one invitation addressed to your friend and on the inside have both names??
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
@mrsalexander: You send it to your friend, but include their SO’s name on the inner envelope. If you’re not using an inner envelope, just address it to them both.
Post # 4
@mrsalexander: I had a couple of friends with similar circumstances. I sent one invitation with both of their names inside.
Post # 5
We just sent one invitation with both names inside. I would like to think that my friends can pass on the message to their S/O that they’re invited.
Post # 6
This is different from the previous responses, but I checked my Miss Manners book to be sure. Technically, the correct thing to do according to ettiquite is to send a separate invitation to each person at their home address. That is how people have handled invitations sent to me and my boyfriend (we live separately). That being said, I could understand wanting to save money and just using 1 invite per couple, particularly if there are quite a few on your guest list in this situation.
Post # 7
According to traditional formal etiquette, a proper hostess invites every single guest as her guest:by name, with an invitation sent to their own address, and with no differentiation to suggest which guests she truly wants for their own sake and which she really wants only to keep one of her “real” guests happy. Which means that when a couple do not live together, she has to send two invitations, one to each address.
Post # 8
I would just send one invite to your friend and put both their names on the envelope. Simple.