(Closed) Save the date for single mom and guest….??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As far as I know you’re correct w/ the “Ms.”..  And I think you would put the woman’s name “and guest” on one line and then the child’s name underneath on the next line.  Bees, let me know if I’m wrong with this one…

Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

First, “Ms.” is appropriate for any woman, married or single.  The whole idea behind it was to have a title, like Mr. for men, that you could use without having to figure out marital status, husband’s name, etc.  So when in doubt, use Ms.

And that is especially true for a divorcee or other single woman.  Before the invention of Ms., there were some complicated rules for addressing divorcees, depending on whether they were “at fault” in the divorce.  You really don’t want to try to figure that one out!  We actually polled all our guests on what titles they preferred, and every single or divorced woman (and every married woman who had a last name different from her husband) preferred Ms.

So, on to the next issue!  Basically, you always address the adults on the first line, then the child(ren) on later lines.  So MaggieGirl is correct.  It is:

Ms. Mom Smith and Guest
Ms. (or Miss) Girl Child Smith

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t put the and guest on our save-the-dates. I am saving that for the invitations, but I did address a save the date to each unmarried person over the age of 18 in each household.

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