Post # 1
I do not want to spend a lot of money on invitations and have found an etsy vendor that I am going to work with. I sent out my STD’s and when it was a family where the entire family was invited, I sent the STD to the house of the parents with it addressed as “The Smith Family.”
My question is, is this ok to do for the invitations as well? In some of these cases, “The Smith Family” includes children in there 20s living on their own. Do I need to send a formal invitation to each individual?
The reason why I am trying to figure this out is because I am on the line of having to get 100 invites or 125 and I would obviously rather not pay for 125.
Thanks for the input!
Post # 3
If an “adult child” was still living in the same home then I just sent 1 invitation.. if they lived outside the home I sent one to both.
I believe the actual etiquette is to send a personal invitation to every guest over the age of 18, whether they live in the same home or not.
Post # 4
technically they should get separate invites if they’re over 18, but i would just send 1 for the family if they all live at the same address.
if you’re giving them +1s, you might want to send it separately or tell them, because it can get confusing with that many people on 1 invite.
Post # 5
amnystik: Thanks! I would rather not offend anyone, so I’ll stick to that rule.
Post # 6
I’m debating this, But I’m planning to send one per family to cut down on paper. Some of my guests are 19 and I think they can still share an invite with their parents. the 19-21s who live at home with parents that I am inviting really dont care about the physical invitation and are just happy to be acknowleged. I am listing all their names in full on the invite though.
Post # 7
@runsyellowlites: i agree here – if they have their own home i would send them one individually – so i would say one per household.
Post # 8
We sent them to the family IF the adult child was either a) living at home or b) in college and we weren’t sure of a definite address.
Post # 9
I think that if the child is living away from home, they should get their own invite.
Post # 10
I plan on sending children over 18 that don’t live with their parents a separate invite. If they live with the parents, then one invite for everyone.