Post # 1
I have started an excel spreadsheet of invitees, and am of course just totally clueless.
I have the wording of my invitations chosen. I have an online RSVP.
One the envelope that the mail carrier will see, who do I address there? The head(s) of the household, kids too, etc?
For the most part, I am inviting one or two people, two married/together people is easy. Do I address one person and guest on the envelope, or where?
How do I address sometimes up to 5 children who are invited, how do I invite 2 people with 5 children where the children are not invited?
I feel so stupid as I feel like when I order the invitations each one will be the same, no? Just the invitation wording?
Where do I specifiy who I am actually asking to come to the wedding?
I feel silly for asking, but honestly don’t have a clue!
Post # 3
There are a couple of ways to do this. First, the purpose of the inner envelope is to specify who is invited. For example your outside envelope will say Mr. and Mrs John Smith. The inner envelope will say John, Mary, Clare, John and Megan Smith (if you are inviting the 3 kids, if not just John and Mary Smith).
It sounds like you will not have RSVPs cards, but if you will then you can put a line on them that says “___ number of seats have been reserved in your honor”
Post # 4
No RSVP cards 🙂 It’s all done online. Because most guests are coming from Out of Town, we created a site where every bit of info possibly needed is on there and they offered an online RSVP, so we went for it!
Ok, so this is new to me. I have one envelope (outer…that the postman/woman would see) and the recipients open that to find another envelope with more specific invitees names listed (no address, just names?)
Post # 5
Here’s a pretty detailed article about the etiquette involved, but yes, the inner envelope is only names, no address. :http://www.einvite.com/info/etiquette?segment=addressing-the-envelope