(Closed) Addressing formal invitations, help please!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What address is better for a formal invitation?
    Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brown : (15 votes)
    79 %
    Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Amanda Brown : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think the first one is technically correct but the feminist in me will not allow my invitations to be addressed like that. Nor will we be annouced as “Mr. and Mrs. His Firstname His Lastname.” But if you’re into formality, the first is proper.

    Post # 5
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    What we wrote was “Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Amanda Brown.” We made up our own rules!

    Post # 6
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    The first is proper, but I always hated that. : p I’m wording mine as “Firstname & Firstname Lastname” (based on alphabetical order for whose first name goes first, and if the woman didn’t change her name, I put hers in too).

    Post # 7
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @april30: I don’t think people would be offended either way, if they were, that would be pretty silly. Alternatively, you could also do: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher and Amanda Brown. It’s a little wordy but I think it sounds more formal than option 2 above, even if it’s not technically the formal option. It’s all dependent on your wedding’s style though, if you’re having a big, black tie affair, maybe you want it to be more formal.

    Edit: Yea, like Grape says!

    Post # 8
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    formally the first one is correct, but do what you like the best. I think the first names of both people is a bit wordy – and why do formal if you are doing both names? just go less formal and do what you want.

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