(Closed) Invitation etiquette for hyphenated families – help!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Oh man. You just made me so happy my dad hyphenated HIS name, too, when my parents got married.

I would think it was ok to put “Smith-Jones family” but I’m not sure. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mrs. Mary Smith-Jones and Mr. John Jones

Ms. Susie Smith-Jones


That’s what I would do!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say “Smith-Jones family”.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@CityBearBride:  ALL on the outer envelope though? I can see doing that on an inner one, but is it not ok to say “Smith-Jones family” on the outside?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You could do “Ms. Mary Smith-Jones and Mr. John Jones and Family”?  There are so many variations of names that the etiquette authorities don’t seem to have a common answer for every option.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had this and just listed everyone with their respective surnames individually on the STD.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MexiPino:  Having “Family” can be vague for invitations – Does that mean Mr. Jones mother is invited? 

If it’s an informal wedding, I think “Smith-Jones family” is fine, but for a formal wedding and to be clear, I’d name everyone on the outer envelope. Not a lot of people do inner envelopes (especially for Save the Dates!)

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