(Closed) Proper Address Format for STD envelopes?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012
  • I think you can go both ways with apartment numbers. For conciseness, I’d put them on the same line.
  • With normal letters I usually write the ZIP in the same line, but for wedding invitations I’ve often seen the ZIP separately at the bottom.
  • Why not write each family member’s name on the envelope, including 18+ kids? Or, write “The Doe Family” and include a short note on the STD. Since it’s an STD and not the invitation proper, I think sending one for the whole family is okay. You can find out your cousin’s addresses from the parents when the time to send out the invites comes along.
  • If you’re going casual and it’s not your 80 year old grandmother who might prefer traditional address, I think writing John and Jane Doe is fine. The ampersand makes things even more informal, so I’d personally stick with “and”.
  • Tricky question. Although it seems that “and guest” should go on the inner envelope, this is only your STD. I’d just include a short note for your guest on the STD. If not, write it on the envelope so they’ll know.
  • Traditionally I think the return address is printed without any personal names- just street, city, state & ZIP. If you want to include your names (I think nobody will complain, especially since its the STD), go for it. I think either printing everything in one go or printing the address and using the stamp for your first names should be fine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it would be odd if you’re close enough to someone to invite them and they don’t recognize your first name. STD is informal, so be happy with first names only. And as you pointed out, if unsure there’s always the website.

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