addressing retirement party invites
(naples fl usa)
My husband and I are hosting a retirement party for him. He retired 8 mos. ago and wishes to invite the people he worked with and their " significant other" . The problem is ,he doesn't know all of the wives /girlfriends names. I've read that it is not proper to address the invites wit " and guest ", that he should find out their names. Is this correct ? He can call someone that he work with to get this info. He retired in April, 2014. he doesn't want gifts. the party is also 2 weeks before Christmas. Also, where the invite says " given by " ( from a Hallmark store ) should I state my name only or both of our names ? The party will be in our home with dinner provided .