Post # 1
Bees – thoughts on wedding invitations that don’t actually have the names of the guests written in?
Just finalising mine here at the moment and was relying on fact that the addressed envelope would have the names of the invited guests (they will all either be “guest” or “guest and named partner”)
only concern is that it is no kids and we have not specified this on the jnvites, but have already mentioned this to most guests and will do so to any others that have kids.
Wedding is relatively informal and most guests are friends of ours – so a young and close crowd.
The invitations I’ve picked are simple and clean so trying to avoid cluttering them
Post # 2
Our wedding invites and most others I have seen in my area do not have the names of guests written on them, they only have the guest names on the outer envelope. All of our invites on the inside of the envelope were the exact same. People will know who it’s for I promise!
Post # 3
butternutter : Most invites I’ve seen dont have specific guests names so I think you’re fine. I’d recommend mentioning the no kid policy on the invite but if you think you can contact them all personally then I guess that’s your preference.
Post # 4
I personally like invitations being named, and the wedding invites I’ve received so far (only a few, granted, as I’m just reaching the stage in life when my friends are getting married) have had names on them. The names have been handwritten on a printed invitation, which is what we will be doing. We’re doing that for our engagement party invitations too.
Post # 5
Yeah the no kids thing can be mentioned personally. There aren’t that many with kids anyways thankfully and the ones we’ve told so far are fine with it / making arrangements.
Invitations here, in U.K., where I’ve seen anyway always usually have the names written in – but I will leave them out!
Post # 6
I’ve never seen wedding invitations with people’s names on them. That’s all information for the envelopes. You’ll be fine. The only invitations I’ve ever seen where you put people’s names are those fill in the blank ones for little kid birthday parties that you can buy super cheap in packs of 10 or 20.
Post # 7
I’m in the UK and have never seen a wedding invitation without names on. Personally I often throw envelopes away so there’s a good chance I’d do that before realising I should have paid attention to the names. I’d find including names better, but obviously it seems to work in the US.
Post # 8
secondtimer18 : yeah im just used to seeing names written in – which is why I’m second guessing myself a bit.
will have a look at the invitations tonight and see how it might be laid out. The invitation card is translucent velum tho, so it might be tricky enough to write on in ink and still look good. In fact, I think it has the potential to just look sloppy..
Actually, maybe an option is to write the names into the paper RSVP cards instead – just so they are somewhere!
Post # 9
annabananabee : haha yes, to be fair – I would have to commission a friend with good handwriting! If I was writing them in my hand writing it WOULD look like a 10 year old’s invitation!