Questions re: addressing STDs and Invitations

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

1. A couple living together with different last names (married or unmarried) gets two lines (in alphabetical order by last name). A married couple living together with the same last name gets “Mr. and Mrs. Holden Caulfield.”

2. Unmarried couples not living together technically should each get their own invitation at their own address. If you don’t know a friend’s SO, however, I think it’s preferable to put their name on the inner envelope of the friend’s invitation. This prevents the SO from tossing out the invite when they don’t recognize your name. 🙂 If you don’t have an inner envelope, put your friend on the first line and the SO on the second line.

3. A STD can just be addressed to “The Caulfield Family.”

4. I don’t know the technical rule for writing out numbers, but honestly I think it’s best to err on the side of “what’s not going to confuse the postal service” when addressing outer envelopes. I have heard too many stories of invitations not being delivered for some reason! So I would not write out apartment numbers. Or even street names that are numbers.

Post # 4
40 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado

I just went through all of this, we have a ton of unmarried friends and we just kept it on one line. We also didnt do inner envelopes. In the case that we didn’t know their SO we just put “and guest” and since we were limiting our invitations we only put “and guest” for the people who were allowed to bring someone. As far as numbers go, anything under 20 is written out. For us instead of putting Apartment or Unit or Building I just put “No. 516” or “No. A12” it just made it easier to streamline it all! Here is an example of one of my invitations from the calligrapher!! I love them!!

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