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Addressing envelopes

Posted by SQUISH (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 25, 02 at 22:43

I am giving a Halloween party and I have already got started on the invitations. I am using a printed Halloween regular sized paper (decorative computer paper), with all the info printed out.
Anyway, I was going to use the half-fold size envelopes, (greeting card size). The only problem is that a lot of the guests are still single and I can't find a inner envelope to address the inside. Example: John and guest
So what shall I do?
Thought about addressing outside like this:
Mr. John Doe and guest
555 Elm Street
Wherever, SC
Is this wrong to do??
It is a Halloween party, southernstyle bar-b-que, BYOB.
Any other suggestions?

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RE: Addressing envelopes

I would just address the envelope to "Mr John Doe" and save the "and guest" for the invitation.

RE: Addressing envelopes

For a party that is informal, I'd write it on the invitation itself, even if you have fully printed invitations. Just add a note that says 'please feel free to bring a guest!". Or put it on a separate piece of note paper and insert it in the envelope.

If you're not comfortable with that, it would, IMO, be perfectly acceptable to put '& Guest' on the envelope.


RE: Addressing envelopes

We run into this situation at work when we do invitations for certain events. Since the wording on the inside of the invitation is done on the computer, I use two versions. The following is a little formal, but you can tailor it to your own needs: for singles: "May we cordially invite you to...."; and for those who have significant others: "May we cordially invite you and your guest to..."

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