(Closed) Save the Date Children Etiquette

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would definately indicate that the kids are welcome – so people will know that they do have to make travel arrangements (as opposed to other arrangements) for their little ones.  While you can address the STD to The Jones Family (a single mother, or single father, and their children ARE a family) you can also just include the names of all invited, regardless of age.  I addressed the invitation to my sister, her husband, and their daughter (who was 9 months at the time) to:

Jane Jones, John Smith, and Emma Smith

(my sister did not change her name, and their daughter has my BIL’s last name) although if you were going more formal, you would use:

Mrs. Jane Jones and Mr. John Smith
Miss Emma Smith

In your case, much easier since there are just the two of them!  However, I would definately include the young children.  There are lots of people who don’t want young kids at their wedding or reception, and I think that you save yourself a lot of confusion (and phone calls) by specifically including the child’s name, or at least including a note on or with your Save-The-Date Cards indicating that children are welcome.  Obviously, if you include that kind of note, you don’t necessarily need to include the kids’ names on the envelope.

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I put "the jones" family on mine but I also have a note on my wedding website stating that children and welcome BUT we are having a wedding mass so it may be over an hour long. (so be prepared)

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