(Closed) How to address friends names on envelope

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The level of formality of the wedding dictates how you address the invitations.  If you’re having a formal party you should address your guests by their formal titles.

Post # 4
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953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You can write whatever you want, like PP said it depends on the formality of your wedding. I personally couldn’t wait to use formal titles on a letter for once in my life. I addressed my envelopes as follows:

Mrs. Jane & Mr. John Doe
1234 Abc Lane 

Miss Jane Deer
Mr. John Doe 
1234 Abc Lane

Then on the return post card I even wrote out the childrens’ names by their titles, I just thought it would be cute for the ones who can read.  

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Autumnsnow:  I personally used titles for our invitations because we wanted to convey that it was a formal event.  We were recently invited to a casual, at-home wedding and the envelope was addressed to “Hillary Rodham Clinton & Bill Clinton”. You could also use “The Clintons”.

ETA Just saw your update.  If you are using titles for older guests, then I would also use them for younger guests.  Your friends will get a kick out of seeing themselves addressed as Mr. or Mrs.  We used Ms. (not Miss) for unmarried women or married women who kept their names.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Autumnsnow:  I deffinately agree about the type of wedding. As an example we are having a rustic vintage theme but still pretty casual so thankfully I was able to just use plain names and for those couples that live together but do not share a last name i would just use both first names and no last names. I think for it being a minor detail everyone would look past the fact of formalities or lack there of.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Autumnsnow:  Date twins! Very cool..

I think as far as the way you address them you are supposed to keep it uniform. Not that people will probably be comparing them but you never know.

I personally have no problem using titles. I was raised in the south where we were spanked if we didn’t say “Sir, Ma’am, Miss, Mrs, Mr” so I was kind of trained young. I can see how it would feel weird if it wasn’t already a habit though. 

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