Wedding Invitations & Paper

Envelope Wording Questions

In addressing bridal shower invitations, on the (outer) envelopes (there will be no inner envelope), it needs to include both mother and daughters. Is it best to write:

Mrs. Cindy Perch and
Misses Josephine and Elena Perch

or

Mrs. Cindy Perch and
Josephine and Elena Perch

or

Mrs. Cindy Perch and daughters?


Also, for married women who kept their last names, would they be:
Mrs. Janine Talbot and Mrs. Patricia Slate?
Ms. Janine Talbot and Ms. Patricia Slate?

For the wedding, we will be inviting their 8-year-old son – would that then be:
Mrs. Janine Talbot, Mrs. Patricia Slate, and Mr. Evan Talbot?

Thanks so much!

Re: Envelope Wording Questions

  • CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited January 2016

    In addressing bridal shower invitations, on the (outer) envelopes (there will be no inner envelope), it needs to include both mother and daughters. Is it best to write:

    Mrs. Cindy Perch and
    Misses Josephine and Elena Perch

    or

    Mrs. Cindy Perch and
    Josephine and Elena Perch

    or

    Mrs. Cindy Perch and daughters?


    Also, for married women who kept their last names, would they be:
    Mrs. Janine Talbot and Mrs. Patricia Slate?
    Ms. Janine Talbot and Ms. Patricia Slate?

    For the wedding, we will be inviting their 8-year-old son – would that then be:
    Mrs. Janine Talbot, Mrs. Patricia Slate, and Mr. Evan Talbot?

    Thanks so much!

    How old are the daughters?  If they are under 18, this would be OK:

    Ms. Cindy Perch
    Misses Josephine and Elena Perch

    If they are older, I would use this:

    Ms. Cindy Perch
    Ms. Josephine Perch
    Ms.  Elena Perch

    Married women:  Are we talking about a same sex couple?

    Ms. Janine Talbot and Ms. Patricia Slate

    Wedding invitation:

    Ms. Janine Talbot and Ms. Patricia Slate
    Master Evan Talbot







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  • Thankfully, they're under 18, which is good because space is limited on the envelope!
    Yes, a same sex married couple.
    Thanks, your answer also solves the question I didn't even know I had about the extraneous "and"s!
  • I only had outer envelopes and set "and family" on most the invitations that included kids (because virtually every person had 2+ children and writing all of their names would fill up the whole invitations). For those with single children, instead of "and family," I just listed that child’s name underneath the parents. I do not think that any of what I did was considered "formal," but it worked for me.
  • I only had outer envelopes and set "and family" on most the invitations that included kids (because virtually every person had 2+ children and writing all of their names would fill up the whole invitations). For those with single children, instead of "and family," I just listed that child’s name underneath the parents. I do not think that any of what I did was considered "formal," but it worked for me.
    This idea can lead to trouble!  Some people's idea of "family" can include Aunt Bessie and Cousin Sid.  If there is no inner envelope, either list the children on the outer envelope, or include a note that the specific children are also invited.
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