Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?

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Deblyn98 Posts : 3 Registered: 3/13/09
Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: May 31, 2009 9:51 PM

My fiance and I already live together. We are hosting the wedding ourselves and therefore want to put our names on the return address. What is the proper etiquette? We discussed using our last names but they are so similar it might look funny: Friedland/Friedman. He like the idea of just our first names (Debra & David)...but I think that's too informal (even though we did that for our engagement dinner, save-the-dates, and thank you cards). Does anyone have any other thoughts, ideas or suggestions??

Thanks in advance!

Debbie
10-24-09
www.davidanddebra.brides.com

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HappyGirl13 Posts : 1,298 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: May 31, 2009 10:07 PM Go to message in response to: Deblyn98

I heard somewhere (from my mom, maybe, who's pretty etiquette-savvy, but I don't really remember) that it's traditional to have the return address with the bride's name only, e.g. Sally Smith, 123 Main St., Anytown, NY 12345. So even though FH and I lived together while we were engaged I still just had my name on the return address and on the RSVP envelopes. I noticed my sister-in-law did that, too, on her invites for her wedding. Hope that helps.

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: May 31, 2009 10:27 PM Go to message in response to: HappyGirl13

Happy - That's what I did. Just my name even though we lived together at the time. :-)

 

 

 

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: May 31, 2009 10:55 PM Go to message in response to: Deblyn98

Dear Debbie,

Just pick a name. Either one is OK.

You could just skip the name entirely, and just put the street address, assuming that you don't need a name on the envelope for post office delivery. (I'm thinking of an apartment building without apartment numbers, for example. I know someone who lives in a place like that.)

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Elizabeth40245 Posts : 59 Registered: 5/11/09
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 12:37 PM Go to message in response to: Deblyn98

FH and I live togeter as well. For our return address on the invitations, it is just the address without names. For the RSVP envelopes, it is just my name.

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MrsKG Posts : 115 Registered: 10/5/08
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 1:13 PM Go to message in response to: Elizabeth40245

I didnt really think to much about this one, I printed our RSVP envelopes with our address (we also live together) and for the name to be funny (plus I wasnt sure), I just put "Soon to be Mr. & Mrs. George"...everyone Ive shown or told thinks it was a cute idea, I never really though about wether it was proper etiquette or not...woops!

And OP we are date twins! :)

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ArtBride Posts : 4,838 Registered: 5/9/07
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 2:02 PM Go to message in response to: Deblyn98

I don't think it matters whose name you put on it. I just put mine on everything.


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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 6:13 PM Go to message in response to: MrsKG

Dear Soon to be Mrs George,

"I just put "Soon to be Mr. & Mrs. George"...everyone Ive shown or told thinks it was a cute idea, I never really though about wether it was proper etiquette or not...woops! "

It's an Etiquette Misdemeanor, not a Felony.

No harm, no foul.

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ChelsRae85 Posts : 371 Registered: 5/16/09
Re: Return Address on Invitation for Bride/Groom living together?
Posted: Jun 2, 2009 3:26 PM Go to message in response to: auntofthebride

We're actually just putting our last names with a slash between it:

Example: Jones/Smith, 12345 Something Road, Somewhere...etc.
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