Post # 1
Help! Last question…
FI’s friend is a Captain in the military. He is dating a 1st lieutenant. What is the proper way to address them?
Our calligrapher addressed them as:
Captin First Name Last name and Ms. First Name Last Name
Which seems incorrect.
But, looking online, I see that people list the rank UNDER the name, I’m also seeing that each person gets his/her own line. So confused!!
Post # 3
I don’t know how exactly you do it, but if she is a lieutenant and his rank is on there, hers needs to be too.
Post # 4
The ranks of both should be present. Whether she is a 1st or 2nd Lt. her proper title is Lt!
Post # 5
If I write 1st Lt, should I also abbreviate Captain?
Post # 6
Captain John Doe
United States Army
Leutinent Jane Doe
United States Air Force
1234 Wisteria lane
Los Angeles, CA 90210
—From what I know, names go side by side if they are married… but guests of the person you are inviting go on the second line. Also, just thought you should know that their branch goes under their names whenever their rank is used as a title.
Post # 7
@MissTaken: Oh and you dont need to put 1st, her rank is lieutenant. And you prob shouldnt abbreviate either if you are having a formal wedding.
Post # 8
Ughhhhhh…….I haven’t put ranks for anybody on the invites! DId not occur to me at all! Does everyone need to be addressed with their rank? That is like 1/2 the list…….was going to print labels tomorrow!
Post # 9
@78science: yea, im pretty sure they do.