(Closed) No inner envelope…how to address?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Toronto2014:  I would imagine that you would just write the names on the outer envelope.  I had inner and outer envelopes though, so I’m not sure.  Is there any reason why you don’t want an outer envelope?

Post # 3
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Toronto2014:  If you are not having an inner envelope that you have no choice but to put ‘and Guest” on the outer envelope.  You may want to reconsider using inner envelopes.  They serve a great purpose in indicating exactly who is being invited.  It is a way to indicate that children are not invited (by leaving them off the inner envelope) and also a good way to let friends know that they can bring a plus one…..

Post # 4
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Toronto2014:  I just wrote “and guest” on the outer envelope. No big deal. 

Post # 5
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We didn’t do inner envelopes so our outer envelopes were very specific. Everyone was named, either Mr. and Mrs. John Smith or Mr. John Smith and Miss Jane Doe. The only people who got a generic “and guest” were bridal party members not already in a relationship.

Post # 6
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

weatherbug:  +1


Did the same.

Post # 8
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I skipped the inner envelope since I thought it was an unnecessary extra cost and waste of paper. Plus it’ll lessen the postage cost.  +1 for just addressing who’s invited and/or writing out “plus guest” on the outer envelope.

Post # 9
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t even write “and guest” and just assumed that if I invited John Smith he knew he could bring a date, BUT I know that isn’t the norm. I would write “and guest.” I don’t think it is really that big of a deal.

Post # 10
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I just got an invite and they left the inner envelope blank! So obviously no need to feel like you need one. Just be clear one the front who is invited. I’ve also gotten ones with “and guest” on the outer envelope and it’s not big deal to me.

Post # 11
164 posts
Blushing bee

We just addressed all my daughter’s invites and we do not have an inner envelope…we did what you and everyone else is suggesting.  We wrote who is invited on the outer envelope.

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