(Closed) WHERE do you write a person’s name and thier +1?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you using inner envelopes?

If so, put “John Doe & Guest” on the inner envelope and just Mr. John Doe on the outer.

If you are not using inner and outer envelopes you can have something like:

“we have reserved 2 seats in your honor

___ of 2 will attend”

on the RSVP card so you get accurate counts.

Post # 4
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We only have one envelope. We wrote Mr. John Smith and Guest. On the RSVP’s there is a space for name(s) and food choice. We are hoping whoever the guest is will indicate their name in that spot for the purpose of food choice and escort cards.

Post # 5
13249 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The outer envelope should be addressed to the guest, and inner envelope should say “John Smith and Guest” (without an address). 

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Without an inner envelope – you write it on the outside with the address:

Mr. John Smith and Guest

1234 Main Street

Anytown, Anystate 01223


ETA:  We also did pocketfolds and addressed the outer envelopes as above and also had a fill in line on the RSVP card that said:
____ seats have been reserved in your honor.  For the +1’s we put the number 2 in this section. 

Post # 8
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Maybe you could add a small card attached to the pocketfold with the “Name & Guest” written on it?  We’re in the same situation – pocketfold invites and no inner envelope and that’s what we’re considering.  I’m thinking of something similar to Mrs. Gazelle:


Except that instead of a picture on the little card, it will list names.  We’re not planning to do this for everyone, just the people with guests who we don’t know.  When we’re inviting a couple, we’re just writing both names on the outer envelope.

Post # 9
532 posts
Busy bee

I would address the outer envelope Mr. John Smith and Guest

Then on the rsvp card, there could be a line stating “# of guests attending”

Post # 10
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with Oracle and Ms. Blue.

I’m not doing inner envelopes, so the address will say “Mr. Smith and Ms. White” or something similar (we’re not doing “+1,” we’re inviting couples where we know both halves, but I think you could change one name to “and Guest”).

Then on the RSVP, there’s a place to write their names AND a place to mention the number attending (in case they’re bringing kids and can’t list them all on the tiny card).


Post # 12
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@gonatgo:  I saw a pocketfold invite a friend of mine received.  It had the formal name on the front (Mr. and Mrs) – and then had a belly band around it with a little tiny tag that had their first names on it.  If you wanted to go that route, that could be a way to add the first names or first name and guest – but, that seemed like waaaay too much work for my tastes and I thought putting in on the envelope and adding the # of guests invited was clear enough!

Post # 13
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I’ve been wondering this too, honestly! I’ve never been invited to a wedding with an ‘and guest’ before so I’ve never actually seen an invite set-up for that situation. I’m glad you ladies are here to help!

Post # 14
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

just a thought, but we are going to have our RSVP on our wedding site, that way people can go to the site and rsvp themselves and their guest.

Post # 15
5269 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Outter/inner! Oh my!!! So many ways to address invites! I am getting pocketfolds I think. The 2 I love on Etsy are that style. I dont think I will have any “and guests.” Thank goodness! OP I guess writing it on the outside isnt too bad. I would probably want to know the person they are taking so I at least know their name. Or just ask the person you do know for the guest’s name…

Post # 15
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just write the guests name on the outer envelope. I also dont like the look of the guests names written on the actual invite itself!

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