Post # 1
My boss is a medical dr, let’s call him Dr. John smith. His wife kept her name when they married, so she is Jane Brown. How do I address their invitation?
Doctor John Smith and Mrs. Jane Brown ?
also, what do I write on the inner envelope? I always call my boss Dr. Smith, but I feel like maybe the inner envelope should just say John and Jane?
Post # 3
I’d just out John Smith and Jane Brown. I didn’t bother with titles on ours.
Post # 4
@sofialovesmikey: yes that is correct.
Post # 5
@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
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
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