(Closed) Address help!!!

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Looks like it’d be The Hons. John and Jane Smith.  Good luck!

The Honorable (The Hon.)

Who uses: Any high-ranking appointed or elected officials, such as judges, representatives, senators, governors, and the President and the Vice President of the United States
Appears: envelope, inside address
Precedes: full name
Separated from name by comma: no
Used with courtesy titles: yes.
But drop the courtesy title when the addressee’s full name is used.
      The Honorable (Mr., Miss, Ms., Mrs.) Pax
      The Honorable Dr. Pax  The Honorable Roberta Pax

Used with business title: yes
Special Rules: A first name, an initial, or a courtesy title must intervene between The Honorable and the surname.
      The Honorable R. Pax, not The Honorable Pax
This title is retained even after the person no longer holds the office.
The Honorable is never used in the typed or the written signature.
Plural: The Hons.

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