Q&A: Invitations: Not Using Inner Envelopes?

Q: Our wedding invitations do not have an inner envelope. How should I address an invite to a large family without using "and family"?

A: Put the parents' names on one line and the kids' names underneath, like this:Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan[or Robert and Sandra Sullivan]Brandon, Jennifer, and Kyle12345 First StreetAnywhere, USA 98765If you need two lines for the children's first names, that's fine. Keep in mind that children over the age of 18 should get separate invites, whether they live with their parents or not.


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot