(Closed) STD envelope addressing question

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 5
405 posts
Helper bee

We’ve completely thrown tradition out the window on our Save-The-Date Cards and will probably do the same on our invites. We just wrote Kelly & Rob for the names (on the STD) and will do Rob & Kelly on our invites. Of course, our wedding is VERY informal (about 2 steps above jeans! haha), so I wanted to let people know that easily. As for the + guest thing I’m hoping to learn the names of those we didn’t know. We probably commited an atrocious crime but didn’t list the + guest on the STD but will on the actual invitation.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We also addressed both our invitations and our Save-The-Date Cards to:  Jane and John Smith rather than Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.  Partly because we just like it better, and partly because my parents actually wanted their first names used on the invitations, which sort of sets the tone.  Frankly, I would be really surprised if more than a few of the weddings being planned today are actually formal – meaning that the guests are required or at least requested to wear either white or black tie.  So to get really hung up over what are the conventions for the invitation to a formal event is a little silly.

And don’t worry about your Save-The-Date Cards – you don’t actually need to list guests on the STD – you’re not inviting anyone with that piece of stationery, just getting yourself on their calendar.  Delineating whether kids are invited, or whether a guest is allowable, can be left to the invitation.


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