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slg47

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question...how should you address save the dates are these formal like the invitations or more casual?

Bob and Mary Jones
Address

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones
Address
 

Amys Bling

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I went with the first option you posted, but the wedding invitations were the second option- more formal.
 

Hospatogi

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Your save the dates give your guests their first glimpse of the overall feel of your wedding. I would select the form of address that corresponds with whether your wedding is going to be casual or more formal.
 

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Amys Bling|1312594729|2985187 said:
I went with the first option you posted, but the wedding invitations were the second option- more formal.
I did this as well.

If you want to still be more formal for certain guests, you could do them based on your relationship. So Abigail and John Adams for your college friends and Mr. and Mrs. George Washington for friends of your parents.
 

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sillyberry|1312607326|2985285 said:
Amys Bling|1312594729|2985187 said:
I went with the first option you posted, but the wedding invitations were the second option- more formal.
I did this as well.

If you want to still be more formal for certain guests, you could do them based on your relationship. So Abigail and John Adams for your college friends and Mr. and Mrs. George Washington for friends of your parents.

Very true. P.s love the historical name choices lol
 

vc10um

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sillyberry|1312607326|2985285 said:
Amys Bling|1312594729|2985187 said:
I went with the first option you posted, but the wedding invitations were the second option- more formal.
I did this as well.

If you want to still be more formal for certain guests, you could do them based on your relationship. So Abigail and John Adams for your college friends and Mr. and Mrs. George Washington for friends of your parents.
This is exactly what I did, except the distinction was by generation. If they were friends or cousins, we addressed them with Abigail and John Adams, if they were parents, aunts and uncles, family friends, etc., then we used Mr. and Mrs. George Washington.
 

centralsquare

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Me too...the style of how we addressed varied by the recipient. This made it easy when we did invitations...we did the samet hing.
 

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centralsquare|1312647612|2985440 said:
Me too...the style of how we addressed varied by the recipient. This made it easy when we did invitations...we did the samet hing.
Thritto!
 

sillyberry

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mscushion|1312833256|2986650 said:
centralsquare|1312647612|2985440 said:
Me too...the style of how we addressed varied by the recipient. This made it easy when we did invitations...we did the samet hing.
Thritto!
After informal save the dates, I did formal addressing for everyone on the invitations, then went back to informal for the thank yous (except when guests signed the cards "Mr. and Mrs. Washington" -- then I addressed them that way).
 

vc10um

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sillyberry|1312837308|2986704 said:
mscushion|1312833256|2986650 said:
centralsquare|1312647612|2985440 said:
Me too...the style of how we addressed varied by the recipient. This made it easy when we did invitations...we did the samet hing.
Thritto!
After informal save the dates, I did formal addressing for everyone on the invitations, then went back to informal for the thank yous (except when guests signed the cards "Mr. and Mrs. Washington" -- then I addressed them that way).
Not shockingly, I did things the same way as SB. Everyone received formally-addressed invitations. Thank you notes were addressed informally...except for in a few instances, like my newly-married friends that I knew would get a kick out of getting mail addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. George Washington"...
 

slg47

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OK, this sounds good. I think we will be varied on the save-the-dates (formal for older guests, informal for younger), formal for everyone on the invitations, and varied again on the thank-yous. I'm glad to see others have done it this way!
 

yssie

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Well - you've already decided, but add me to the list! And I'm sure I got some people's preferences wrong in the end, but - oh well, the ones I really wanted there all still came ::)
 

Gypsy

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I'm lazy so I figured if I was going to do the work, I'd do it once. I addressed everything formally. Then re-used the formal addresses on my invites (I did both on the computer, no hand written anything for me).
 
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