August 5, 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Addressing Wedding Invitations

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by the KP blog where we chat a little about me and all about weddings! Today I want to share with you the ultimate guide to addressing your wedding invitations. I know addressing invitations can get a little overwhelming and slightly confusing when deciding on the correct terminology for your guests. Below you will find several examples of how to address your wedding invitations! 

Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography


A Married Couple

On the outer envelope:

Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Sandra Smith

-or-

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith

On the inner envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

-or-

Joe and Sandra


An Unmarried Couple Living Together

As with a married couple, both names should be included on the envelopes, but in this case, each name gets its own line.

On the outer envelope:

Mr. Robert Hill
Ms. Rebecca Wright

On the inner envelope:

Mr. Hill
Ms. Wright


A Same-Sex Couple

Use the same rules you would for any other unmarried or married couple. If the couple is married, list the names on the same line.

On the outer envelope:

Ms. Robin Benson and Ms. Jackie Foster

-or-

Robin Benson and Jackie Foster

On the inner envelope:

Ms. Benson and Ms. Foster

-or-

Robin and Jackie


A Married Woman Doctor or Two Married Doctors

If a woman uses her maiden name professionally and socially,

the envelopes should read:

On the outer envelope:

Dr. Annie Bright and Mr. Peter Blaire

If she uses her husband's name socially:

Dr. Annie and Mr. Peter Blaire

If both parties are doctors, you can address the outer envelope:

Doctors Annie and Peter Blaire

On the inner envelope:

Dr. Bright and Mr. Blaire

-or-

The Doctors Blaire


Those With Other Distinguished Titles

Apply the same rules you use for doctors for military personnel, judges, reverends and so on.

If both titles don't fit on one line, indent the second line.

On the outer envelope:

The Honorable Lisa Kelly and Lieutenant Johnathan Kelly, US Navy

If they're both captains in the military:

Captains Lisa and Johnathan Kelly, US Navy

On the inner envelope:

Judge Lisa and Lieutenant Kelly, US Navy

-or-

The Captains Kelly


Children and Families

Younger guests can be included on the inner envelope of their parents' invitation

by their name(s)—they should not be addressed on the outer envelope.

For girls under 18, use “Miss."

Boys don't need a title until they're 18—then they're addressed as "Mr."

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hughes
Daniel, Jacob, Miss Bella and Miss Kylie

 


Children 18 and Older

Children 18 and older should receive their own invitations

(unless they're living at home with their parents).

On the outer envelope:

Ms. Audrey Kelly

-or-

Mr. Jack Kelly

On the inner envelope:

Ms. Kelly

-or-

Mr. Kelly

Photography: Eric & Jamie Photography

Photography: AL Weddings

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Welcome to the KP blog! My name is Kendal and I’m so happy you’re here. It’s been my dream for quite some time to own a wedding planning company and now the time has finally arrived! I am certain that this will be the best journey in life and I’m so excited to finally show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months! Take a look around, love. I can’t wait to meet you!

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