Post # 1
I should probably know this – but… When you write out invitations, I know you’re supposed to write every abbreviation out ex: Apartment instead of apt, Street not St., etc. We’re also supposed to write out the state though.
Do you fully write out – District of Columbia or do you keep it DC?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t write out the full state ever, since the post office does use the state abbreviation to make it easier to sort mail.
Post # 4
Hi! Since it’s “Washington, DC” I don’t think you have to write out “District of Columbia.” When living in DC (I am now in Arlington) I never received anything with it spelled out. I hope this helps!
Post # 5
I agree with Scarlet, you’ll want to keep it as Washington, DC. Since we aren’t technically a state (someday soon!), it kind of has a different set of rules. So you should be all set. Good luck!
Post # 6
its Washington DC – the DC part is like the state. If you are talking about on an invite, formally you can put the full district of columbia just like i woudl have put virginia written out. but for addresses, use DC.
Post # 7
yes our formal invites spelled out district of columbia….
Post # 8
It’ll get there if you spell out District of Columbia, but it may take longer.
Post # 9
Definitely spell it out. It doesn’t take any longer — I sent our save-the-dates at the last mail pickup of the day with DC spelled out and my friends got them the next afternoon. I was actually floored at how fast they got there (I mean, I know they were within the city where they were sent, but still!). For your invites, it will look more elegant with the states (and DC) spelled out. Also, I think it’s traditional to spell it out.
I didn’t, however, spell out the quadrants, I left them as NW, SE, etc. I know DC mail can be touchy with quadrant mistakes, so I didn’t want to take any chances.
Post # 10
I didn’t spell out DC or the quadrants only because it didn’t fit in the text box on our wrap round address labels that way. I only sent 2 invites to people with DC addresses anyway so I didn’t stress over it, but I WANTED to spell it out.
Post # 11
Thanks so much ladies – we did have the other invites with states written out fully – but my printer asked me about the DC. I think I’ll leave the quadrant “NE” but spell out District of Columbia – thanks so much!!! 🙂