(Closed) Very helpful visual for invitation etiquette!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I definitely feel like this is helpful but a lot of it is very formal/not neccessary for more casual weddings/not used in every area. But a lot of it is stuff I never would have thought before, thanks!

Post # 4
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely breaking 10 and 11.

Post # 5
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t care much for it. I will always break 9 – the address *should* be included. Except in hard-to-find country locations, a map is less use than an address. Everyone owns either a street directory or a GPS.

Also missing in step 11 is something very important: the names of the people being invited.

10, 13 and 15 depend on local custom.

Post # 6
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

Really useful!

Post # 8
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I really don’t understand why you have to address by hand.  My hand writing is not consistant, and I don’t want to have to pay someone to address them.  Can’t I just print out labels, and use a fancy font?


Post # 10
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This all sounds a little stuffy and old-fashioned. . .

I think that the overall etiquette should reflect your guest population and tone of your wedding.

Post # 11
17 posts

Sorry, but #6 is incorrect. A zip code is a must for timely delivery. You’d be surprised how many states have similar towns. I once mailed a card to my brother in Mexico, Maine (abbreviated ME) It first went to Mexico, Missouri (MO). 

Zip codes are the first item a piece of mail is sorted by.


On another note…when did it become improper to include registry information? I always appreciate knowing where/what to shop for.

Post # 12
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

why not include the street address? that seems overly complicated. I recently attended a wedding where the direction card was incorrect so I feel this is just plain bad advice.

Post # 13
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Post # 14
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

LOL, I feel like this has some really outdated/overly stuffy rules.

Post # 15
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@MOB1time:  I’m pretty sure the zipcode reference is for on the invitations to indicate the venue address, not on the envelope (since it says it would clutter the invitation).

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