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March 2010 Weddings

No Inner Envelope - How to indicate a "Plus One"

I'm addressing my invites and since I am not using an inner envelope, I'm not sure how to go about letting certain guests know they can bring a guest. (I think that is usually indicated on the inner envelope, right?)  Any suggestions as to how I should do it?  Should I just write "And Guest" on the outter envelope next to their name?

Thanks for any suggestions!

-Lauren

Re: No Inner Envelope - How to indicate a "Plus One"

  • Can you indicate on the RSVP card?  Thats what we did.  We said "We have _ seats reserved in your honor" and when it had a guest, it showed in the number (2 instead of 1).
  • Yep, exactly!  That is what I did.
  • We indicated the number of people invited on our RSVP cards too.

  • That's a great idea, but unfortunatly I already have my RSVP cards and they're the standard ones.  :(  Shoot!
  • You're fine addressing it, "Mr. Joe Smith and Guest"
  • We did "and guest" on the outer envelope.
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  • We had seal and send invites with no envelopes.  I addressed them very casually, as our wedding is a very casual.  When it came to families I addressed it to "The Smith Family" and for singles "and Guest".

    I think it depends on how formal you want your invites to be.  I checked on the P&E board when I was addressing them and the only real issue was if you put "and Guest" but you know the significant other's name.  i.e. Your friend Tom has been dating Liz for 3 years and you address it "Mr. Tom Jones and Guest" instead of "Mr. Tom Jones and Ms. Elizabeth Smith"  It wasn't considered faux pas to state and guest.


    HTH!

  • Great!  Thank you guys.  Very helpful!  Cheers!

    Lauren
  • To further Heidi's response...
    the "and Guest" is appropriate for unmarried couples both living together and not living together.  (see below from Emily Post)

    If a couple lives together and is not married and both people are invited, addressing to both names is fine.

    Example: I am friends with Raymond who is engaged.  I haven't met his FI and don't care if she attends.  Their invitation was "Raymond and Guest".  Our neighbors we spend time with frequently who are engaged: "Anne _____ (next line) Jason ______"

    Like someone else said, it often depends upon how formal your affair is.


    Q. What do I do about including partners?
    A. Partners of invited guests must be included in a wedding invitation. This includes couples who are married, engaged, or living together. Allowing single guests who aren’t attached to a significant other to bring a date is a thoughtful gesture, but one that is not required. A single invitation addressed to both members of a married couple, or a couple who live together, is sent to their shared address, while invitations to an engaged or long-standing couple who don’t live together are sent separately, to each address. Envelopes addressed to a single friend that include “and Guest” indicate that he or she may bring an escort or friend.
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