Wedding Invitation Addressing Etiquette
~Sending Them The Right Way~
Wedding invitation addressing etiquette is a guide for you
when you are getting ready to
send out your invitations. Depending on the size of your
guest list, you will want to give yourself a good head start addressing
Good wedding etiquette has you sending out your invitations 8 weeks prior to the wedding
If this is the case, it is a good idea to have your invitations printed
and ready to address at least three months before the big day.
Wedding invitation etiquette
states that each envelope is addressed
Although printed labels would be much easier, you will show good
etiquette by taking the opportunity to wear your hand out. A fabulous
idea in this arena is to have an invitation addressing and assembling
party with your bridesmaids and groomsmen. This is a great way to put
them to work.
Wedding invitations are usually sent in two
envelopes. The outer envelope is addressed formally to the guests,
while the inner envelope will include other guests from the same
address. Good wedding invitation addressing etiquette is shown when you
use formal titles on your
Gone are the days of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson addressing. It is so
important for you to recognize
each person with their proper titles
. The following is a
list of examples of how to address the outer envelope and what to
include on the inner envelope.
Mr. and Mrs. Kaleb
Martin Mr. & Mrs. Kaleb Martin
to your closest friend)
Mr. Spencer Stevens and
Ms. Jennifer Lewis
Children under 18 are not
List the children by age-
the outer envelope
oldest to youngest
(Ms.) Amy White
Miss (Ms.) Amy White and
her married name) Mrs.
Mrs. Sylvia Peters and
Unmarried or Divorced
Mr. Robert Holmes
The Honorable Fred Keller
Judge Fred Keller
(married)The Honorable and Mrs.
Judge and Mrs. Keller
Doctor Brad Randall
Doctor Brad Randall and
Doctor and Mrs. Brad Randall Doctor and Mrs. Brad
Doctor and Mr.
Mr. Brian Larsen
Married Doctors (both)
Doctors Ian and
Dr. Gerald Basford
Dr. Gerald Basford and
and Mrs. Gerald Basford
Dr. and Mrs. Basford
The Reverend Paul
The Reverend Stone
General and Mrs. Oliver
General and Mrs. Pays
and Mr. Forte
the time to address your invitations will give you the opportunity to
think about whom you are inviting and why they are so special to you.
They will be
honored that you included them in your special day (and hopefully they
will use their good wedding rsvp etiquette).
wedding invitation addressing etiquette will take some time and effort,
but it will be well worth it to you and your guests.