(Closed) Invitation etiquette question

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

trip3a333: If they do not get a plus one it could be addressed to “Mr&Mrs Jonathan Smith and family” or “Mr&Mrs Jonathan Smith and Anthony” 

However, if there’s a plus one, they get their own invitation “Mr. Anthony Smith & Guest”

The address on the invitation should showcase exactly who you are inviting.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

trip3a333:  save the dates are not as formal so you could just address one to the household “Smith Family” or something of the sort.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I would apply that to the save the date too so the over 18 children know to plan around your wedding in advance as well as his/her parents.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

OP, I think it has to do with each adult guest being their own entity, even if they still reside at home. They’re different than minor children who are sort of connected to their parents for all legal and social intents and purposes.

But in reality, etiquette is about your guests’ comfort, and depending on your relationship with these guests, they may not care at all if you just send one invite to cover the entire household. I had several cousins who were very young adults and lived at home, and even though I did send them each their own invitation (partially to respect their autonomy and partially to extend them each a guest option), I know they would not have given a rat’s if I had just sent one invite for all of them together. (In fact, my aunt jokingly emailed me, “Good lord, woman, what’s with all these invitations?”)

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