(Closed) Wording on Invitation for those with different last names

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What about just addressing them


"The Smith Family"?  Your cousins probably have your uncles last name, so I doubt your aunt would be offended.

Post # 5
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

MsDuck, i think you found a good solution. I addressed my save-the-date cards: AuntFirst AuntLast and UncleFirst UncleLast. I’ll probably do the invitations: Mr. UncleFirst UncleLast & Ms. AuntFirst AuntLast.

 I wouldn’t put ‘The X Family’ because you can’t assume that your aunt would be ok with that. My Future Mother-In-Law kept her last name and often refers to the family as ‘The X-Y Family,’ even though the kids took their dad’s last name. If she were to get a formal invitation from someone who knew that she kept her last name, but neglected to address the invitation that way, I know she’d be hurt.

As someone who isn’t planning on changing her name, I feel pretty strongly that everyone’s correct name should be on the invitation.

It’s probably more individual than anything, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

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