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Addressing invites?

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FedupofTurkey Sun 28-Apr-13 15:36:28

Do you just put Mr and Mrs Smith etc. what about if inviting their kids? Or do you use first names and surnames?

Fasterkillpussycat Sun 28-Apr-13 15:41:12

We just put first names of everyone or 'and family' if there were too many children to fit on the invite.

Yonihadtoask Sun 28-Apr-13 15:42:53

As far as I am aware it is the named guests who are invited.

You could adress the envelope to Mr and Mrs Smith then on the actual invitation you list individual names.

BackforGood Sun 28-Apr-13 15:55:39

I would put Mr and Mrs X, Miss A X, Mr B X and Miss C X, as it's lovely when you are a child to get an envelope through the post addressed to you, but also as it makes it clear it's for all the children as well, if you are inviting them. Of course if they have 5 or 6 children, it might have to be 'and family'.
Then you'll get the professionally offended MNers people who don't want to be called Mrs, who haven't changed their name, who have children with different surnames, etc., etc.,etc., wink
but personally, I'd be pleased to be invited and not really too bothered about what was on the envelope as long as it was clear who you intended to invite.

watchingout Tue 07-May-13 13:33:53

Make it clear if the DCs are invited!! I had to do a lot of shamed faced apologising grovelling to guests as I put Mr and Mrs on the envelope and then had a card inside that didn't name everybody. Didn't make for good relationship with MIL...

scaevola Tue 07-May-13 13:45:14

I would do the adults as either by the version of titles they usually use (eg Mr and Mrs X or Ms Y and Mr X) and then add the first names of all invited children. Or I would use everyone's first names.

If the child was an adult still living at home, I'd put a separate invitation for them into the one envelope to the address. And if you have spare invitations, you could do that for any other children of any age you think might like an invitations their very own as a treat.

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