how in the heck do I address this?!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d just out John Smith and Jane Brown. I didn’t bother with titles on ours.

Post # 5
22122 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sofialovesmikey:  I agree with you on how to address the outside. On the inside, depending on how formal you want to be, you could put their first and last names (sans titles) or just first names.

Post # 6
10877 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


If John were not a doctor, the proper format would be “Ms. Jane Brown” (on the first line) and “and Mr. John Smith” on the next line. Because the doctor title is the higher social title, I believe the proper format would be “Dr. John Smith” on the first line, followed on the next line by “and Ms. Jane Brown.”

The “and” means that they’re married. Also, Jane’s first name cannot properly be preceded by the “Mrs.” honorific, because she did not take her husband’s name; that is why I used the honorific “Ms.”

Post # 7
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i put married couple on the same line even if they had different names,

unmarried couple went on 2 lines.

Dr. John Smith and Ms. Jane Brown

then inside: John Smith and Jane Brown

or John and Jane



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