Addressing wedding invitations

addressing-wedding-invitations-labels – addressing wedding invitations, Addressing your wedding day invitations isn’t so simple as Placing your friends names and addresses within the envelopes. There’s a specific etiquette for addressing marriage invitations. If you’re having a proper wedding ceremony, you will find certain etiquette rules to observe when addressing your marriage ceremony envelopes.

  • Do not use abbreviations.
  • Do not use the “&” sign, spell it out.
  • Use numbers for the recipients address; do not spell out the numbers.
  • Spell out words like “street, drive, avenue, apartment, and state names.” If the state name does not fit, then you may abbreviate.

All titles apart from Mr. and Mrs. need to be fully spelled out. An excellent case in point will be Medical professional rather than Dr., Reverend in place of Rev. Any type of elected official such as Mayor can be dealt with because the Honorable Mayor. If only one of these contains a title, use that particular person’s identify initial.

If a guest is from the military, use acceptable titles like Sergeant or Important just before their title.

Examples for military etiquette for addressing wedding invitations:

Outer Envelope:

Major and Mrs. Edwin Williams

352 Martin Drive

Houston, Texas 77678

Inner Envelope:

Major and Mrs. Williams

If they both have the same rank/same last name:

Sergeant Major Edwin and Laura Williams

If they have different ranks/same last name:

Sergeant Major Edwin and Sergeant Laura Williams

Etiquette for addressing wedding invitations uses the person’s full name. If you use an inner and outer envelope with your invitations, you may skip the first names on the outer envelope and use full names on the inner envelope without the address. On the inner envelope you may use a more casual tone if you wish.


Outer Envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

123 Casper Road

Houston, Texas 45678

Inner Envelope Formal Tone:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Casual Tone:

Megan and John


Auntie Meagan and Uncle John

If inviting a married couple with small children, it should read:

Outer Envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

123 Casper Road

Houston, Texas 45678

Inner Envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Tony, Sandy and Kayla (List by oldest to youngest)


Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family

Children over 18 years old.

If they have older children, 18 and over, you can send them two separate invitations or a joint invitation. Write the names in alphabetical order for joint invitations on separate lines.

Chris Smith

Andy Smith

Paula Smith

Married couple’s names belong on the same line unless there’s no room. Unmarried couple’s names go on two separate lines with the name of the person you know on the first. If you know both individuals then the woman’s name goes first. They will not each get a separate invitation. If you are inviting a couple that does not live together, then you should send two separate invitations.

Do not use nicknames on invitations. If you have a friend that goes by Joe but you know their full name is Joseph you should use “Joseph” on the invitation. If he is allowed to bring a guest, write out his full name “and guest” or “plus one”.


Mr. Joseph Craig and Guest

Addressing the back flap of your wedding invitation envelopes.

You should always address the back flap of your wedding invitations with your return address just in case the post office needs to return your invitation for any reason. The return address must be that of the person receiving the reply cards. You may either handwrite the address or print it out on the computer. Nowadays, you can purchase clear stickers, print them out with beautiful, elegant font, and stick them on the back flap of the wedding envelopes.

In the end, these are your invitations so any wedding invitation etiquette you see fit to change is completely up to you.

Tip: Mail out your wedding invitations eight weeks before your wedding. Average RSVP from guests should be requested three weeks prior to your wedding date.

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