Wording wedding invitations to include a date for guests Plus ones when there’s no inner envelope

Hello. We are getting ready to send out our invitations and are having trouble wording that our single guests can bring a date. We don’t have an interior envelope, and we’re thinking of including an insert mentioning it, but we are unsure how to word it. Any ideas? Thanks!

Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc

First, I’d encourage you to find out the name of the guest’s date, if possible. It’s always nicer to receive a personalized invitation. Plus, it helps when making out the place cards for the reception. It’s much more welcoming for your guests to find a place card with their name than “guest” on it. And, for those who want a private wedding, or to be sure that their guests aren’t bringing along some random stranger, naming the “plus one” specifically names who is invited.

That said, if there is no inner envelope, on the outer envelope you’ll write:

Mr. Robert Jones
and Guest (or he name of the guest)

Thanks for your question.

Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca

Great advice as always–perfect.