I always thought that family and close friends should be invited by name. Has that changed?
Last year my father in law was married and of course my husband was in the wedding party. His soon to be step mother has never liked me so I took it as an attempt to personally offend me when our invitation arrived addressed to Mr. John Smith and Family.
This year our best friend is getting married. We don't know the bride too well but have been best friends with this guy for 20 years. My husband is his best man. Our invitation arrived again addressed to Mr. John Smith and Family. Does this mean the bride has something against me? (It was her handwriting on the invitation). Our friend also said his fiance was going to invite me to the bridal shower and bachelorette party but I never recieved an invite to either of those. Should I be taking this personally?