(Closed) No inner envelope – best way to address??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Best way to address invites that have no inner envelope? (Tri-fold pocket)
    Address outer invite only (and include # of reserved seats on RSVP card) : (10 votes)
    100 %
    Do something creative to include first names on outside of tri fold : (0 votes)
    Other.... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would put all people who are invited on the outer envelope.

    Post # 4
    42 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    First of all, poll!

    Secondly, I did the same thing as you – tri-fold pocket invites. The way I addressed them (instead of the inner envelope) was to punch holes and run ribbon through the back of the card, then thread the ribbon through a business card with the names of the invitees on it. I don’t have a picture on hand, but it was fairly simple and saved a ton on envelopes!

    Post # 6
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i’m not doing inner envelopes either. i thought about putting a band around the inside of our invites to show each person who is invited, but then i read a post somewhere that said it could potentially look weird, because the invites are supposed to be about you and your groom. so i guess what they were trying to say was that for a person to open the invite and see their name on the belly band would be a bit strange and i see their point.

    in the end i nixed the idea (i liked having a thicker belly band and adding some string instead) and now i’m just putting all of the people invited on the outer envelope. Parents first, kids on the next line. All “kids” above 18 are getting their own (or combined if they are siblings living in the same house) invite.

    Post # 7
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You will be fine without an inner envelope.  Outer envelopes should be addressed as follows:

    Married couple

    Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

    123 Main Street

    Anywhere, USA 11111

    Unmarried couple

    Mr. John Smith

    Ms. Mary Jones

    123 Main Street

    Anywhere, USA 11111

    Family (with kids under age 18)

    Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

    Miss Daisy Smith

    123 Main Street

    Anywhere, USA 11111

    Single person (with a guest)

    Mr. Michael Jones

    Ms. Date of Michael’s

    123 Main Street

    Anywhere, USA 11111

    Just try your best to get all of the “and Guest” names figured out in advance because technically you are not supposed to write “and Guest” on an outer envelope. If not, you can indicate on the reply card that the single person is invited to bring a guest by righting in the number invited or asking your calligrpaher to fill in the M_______ line for those people with “and Guest”.

    Or you can just add “and Guest” to the second line of the outer envelope- I know you aren’t supposed to, but it would be fine.

    Post # 8
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    List each invited guest’s name on the outer envelope.

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