(Closed) Saves The Dates

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1274 posts
Bumble bee

We just sent save the dates a month ago for our destination wedding. So I can answer to what we did personally. We kept it casual and just addressed it to John and Jane Smith, not to Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith. 

For people with kids we listed everyone’s name..for example:

John and Jane Smith

Joey Smith


We also sent postcard size Save-The-Date Cards but because we included a short letter on the back there wasn’t enough room for addresses once I had designed them, so we just threw them into envelopes and addressed them. 

Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We addressed our Save-the-Dates to “The Johnson Family”.  We’ll use more formal and detailed names on the invitation envelopes.

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion


bmc1185:  we sent out postcard Save-The-Date Cards.  We addressed them to “Jim and Jane Smith” as opposed to “Mr. and Mrs. James Smith.”  If you were sending a STD that was very formal, I would probably recommend the Mr and Mrs.  But for postcards, magnets, and typical Save-The-Date Cards, I think it’s best to keep it more casual.

Post # 5
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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bmc1185:  It depends how formal your wedding will be, I guess. I am personally more of an old school person when it comes to that sort of thing and address it as Mr First name and Mrs First Name Last name (in the case of the same last name) or Mr First name Last name and Ms First name last name (in the case of a couple with different last names). I am not sure why it would not be appropriate to do this …

Do what you feel comfortable with. I wouldn’t be ffended if someone just put my first and last name and always feel strange when someone calls me by my last name.

Post # 6
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

I left of the Mr and Mrs on the Save-The-Date Cards, but using them does make them sound more formal. I also listed children by name so that no one would be confused about who was or was not invited. 

Post # 7
1914 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

We did Mr. and Mrs. But ours were in envelopes not postcards, which I guess makes them more formal.

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