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Invitation addresses

Drewsgirl31Drewsgirl31 member
100 Love Its 100 Comments Name Dropper First Anniversary
edited March 2014 in Chit Chat
How would it go for including kids? And how would it go for couples that live together but aren't married? Couples that live together, aren't married and have kids from previous relationships, all with different last names? What about couples that live together, are engaged and have children together? Why does this have to be so technical and difficult lol

Re: Invitation addresses

  • It's not.

    With kids:
    Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
    Miss Jane Smith
    Mr. Joe Smith
    Miss June Smith

    (Parents, kids oldest to youngest, regardless of gender, girls under 18 addressed as 'Miss,' boys addressed as 'Mr.' regardless of age.)

    Couples that live together but aren't married (even if they're engaged);

    Mr. Bob Jones
    Ms. Sally Doe

    (You can put the woman's name first; it doesn't really matter)

    For couples who live together, are engaged, and have kids:

    Mr. John Doe
    Ms. Jane Jones
    Miss Julie Doe
    Mr. Joe Doe

    (Find out what surname the kids have, obviously).

    I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'
  • phiraphira Bahstin member
    5000 Comments 500 Love Its Second Anniversary 5 Answers
    It's also becoming more acceptable to use "married" formats for couples who aren't married:

    John Smith and Jane Doe

    That's what we're doing because I don't caaaaare
    now with ~* INCREASED SASSINESS *~
  • Here you go: http://www.realsimple.com/weddings/etiquette/how-address-wedding-invitations-00100000094289/

    For families, I addressed the outside "Mr. and Mrs" then on the inner envelope (really a pocket) I wrote out the names of everyone in the family. On the odd case that I didn't know all the names of the kids, I broke down and wrote "Family" 
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