WEDDING ETIQUETTE: ENVELOPES AND INVITATIONS

We understand that envelope addressing can be an overwhelming and daunting task. There are several ways to properly address your envelopes depending on the marital status, family status or living arrangements of your guests. To get you started, we’ve included some basic tips then several examples of common envelope addressing situations. Please note that etiquette tips can vary by source and only you can decide how you want to address the envelopes for your wedding.


abbreviate Mr. & Mrs., but Doctor should be spelled Initials should not be used for middle names. Leave them in or out. For formal invitations, abbreviations should not be used for Street, Drive, Avenue, Apartment, or for cities and states. Street numbers under 10 should be written out; anything over 10 should be included in digit form Children and guest escorts should not be mentioned on outer envelope Children over the age of 18, still living at home, receive their own invitation Miss is commonly used for ladies under 18; unmarried women over the age of 18 are traditionally addressed as Ms Adults living in the same household, should each receive their own invitation

ENVELOPE ETIQUETTE



SAMPLE INVITATION WORDING