Post # 1
I have found some really lovely wedding invitations but they do not put individual names on them. We were think about just writing the guests names on the RSVP card so they know who is invited in the family but not sure if this might cause some confusion 🙁
Anyone else had similar problems ?
Post # 3
Generally, invitations, reply cards, etc. never have individual names on them. I could see doing it if you were inviting very very few people to the wedding, or if you were printing your own invites and wanted to personalize each reply card. Members of each household will know who is invited based upon who you address it to. So if its addressed to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, then it is Mr. and Mrs. John Doe who are invited. If you address it to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, Ms. Little Doe, Mr. Baby Doe, then the parents + the children will know they’re invited, etc.
Post # 4
Either the outter envelope or the inner envelope (if you have one) is where YOU write who is invited. You do not fill out the RSVP cards- your guests do that.
Post # 5
@MrsBroccoli: I agree
OP if you are worried about people adding extra guests, you can do something like this on the RSVP card:
We have reserved _x__ seats in your honor.
____ of x will be attending.
That way the guests know exactly how many people are invited.
Post # 6
Very formal invitations do list each guest’s name on the invitation, but it is usually calligraphied by hand after printing. You can still do that and allow space in your invite for it. Otherwise, the suggestions for the reply card would work.