Post # 1
Clearly Im an idiot..Ive gotten a million wedding invites but for the life of me I can not recall where the plus guest was written. Is it on the outer envelope? Do people just assume they can bring a guest? Im not allowing single people not in a relationship to bring a guest unless they are from out of town.
Post # 3
Etiquette says that the “and guest” goes on the inner envelope. So, “Gemstone and Guest.” That’s what I did. However, when it was someone’s long-term SO or something, I’d put both names on both the outer and inner envelopes.
I see a lot of people put the “and Guest” on the outer envelope, too — so it’s really your preference.
P.S. You’re not an idiot! This wedding stuff all seems easy until you’re actually doing it yourself!
Post # 4
@Gemstone: Couldn’t have said it better.
Post # 5
Thanks, yeah thats the problem, Im DIYing them so I wasnt going to have another inner envelope cause Im doing pocketfolds.. so I was just going to have the RSVP envelope and the enclosures but I wasnt sure if I should put it on the outside.. hmm.
Post # 6
Im not doinb the and guest thing. Im doing the ‘weve reerved x amount of seats’ thing. For me,nthats just easier..
Post # 7
There is not supposed to be “and guest” on any invitation, ever. Your job is to ask the person the name of their guest and write it fully (title, first, last) just as you would the person whose name you already know. It is polite to be invited as a named person, and it is likely you will need to know the guest’s name prior to the response so you can order/create seating arrangements
Your sister and her boyfriend:
Miss Sally Sisterhood
Mr. Joe Boyfriendland
Your maiden aunt and her Rotweiler:
Ms. Petunia Prettyface
Mr. Roofus Prettyface
Your divorced cousin and her fiance (find out what name she uses):
Ms. Darlene Datesagain
Mr. Ronald Remarry