(Closed) Address label question!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do I NEED to use salutations?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    61 %
    No : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Do what you want and I've commented with my story/opinion : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s up to you.  However, it is much more formal to use the salutations. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee

    You can say,

    You are cordially invited

    —-

    as we Bill and Snow exchange vows of marriage

    along with our parents, John and Susan Taylor

    and Alfred and Linda Thompson

    Church

    Reception

    etc.

    Post # 5
    Member
    12621 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You don’t have to do anything.  I personally believe that a wedding is a formal event, and a formal invitation should have salutations.  That being said, if you’re having an informal soiree, then you could potentially leave them off. Your call!

    Post # 6
    Member
    11284 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Snow00774:  do you mean their titles of Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc for addressing the invites?

    Post # 7
    Member
    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Snow00774:  This depends on the formality of the event. Is it a laid back kind of wedding or a formal wedding? Fun and modern or super traditional? Just be consistent with your style. Don’t have casual wording on an otherwise formal invitation or vice versa and don’t have a casual invitation and then tell people the event is black tie or black tie optional. Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding, so this is the first impression you will give guests of the formalit and style of your wedding.

    Post # 8
    Member
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I definitely think you should use the salutations. Even to our very closest friends, we addressed the envelopes, Dr. & Mrs., Atty & Mrs, etc.

    Post # 10
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Snow00774:  Well then I guess the question is why don’t you want to use them? You certainly won’t run the risk of offending anyone if you do use them, but I suppose–though it’s unlikely–you could if you didn’t and have some fussy grandmother or something.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I think it’s better to use them. Less chance to offend someone. Most people wouldn’t mind if you addressed it as “John Smith”, but some people might be offended.

    Post # 14
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Why does Ms. seem wrong? Ms. is exactly right in those circumstances. For the common law married couple, do they consider themselves married? If so, you put Ms. First Last and Mr. First Last (assuming they have different last names). If they do not consider themselves married, you put Ms. First Last on one line and then Mr. First Last on the next line with no “and” between them.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It’s not insulting; it’s polite. Miss isn’t appropriate because of their age and especially for the divorced woman, but Mrs. can be seen as inappropriate since the divorced woman is divorced and for the other one in quesiton because she isn’t legally married. As for the lines, only married people share a line, and “and” is only used on invitations and envelopes for married people, so an unmarried couple who shares an address (if they don’t live together, they get separate invitations) gets listed with each person on his/her own line and women are usually listed first, though some put the main person invited first.

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