(Closed) addressing invitations…

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How are you addressing your invitations?
    Mr. & Mrs. John Doe : (15 votes)
    31 %
    John & Jane Doe : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Mr. & Mrs. Doe : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Mr. and Mrs. John Doe & Family : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Doe Family : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Mr. John Doe & Guest : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Ms. Jane Doe & Mr. Joe Shmo : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did most of mine Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, but there were some I just went without the Mr and Mrs. I kind of wish I’d just left them out altogether. There was way too much stress over it. For dating couples living together I put their names on separate lines because that’s what the internet told me to do, but I wish I hadn’t listened an just put them on the same line.

    So, my advice is to just address them how you like them!

    Post # 4
    Member
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I used a few different ways, depending on the couple’s relationship:

    Married Guests:
    Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe

    Un-married guests living together:
    Ms. Jane Doe
    Mr. John Smith

    Families where we’re inviting the parents and kids:
    Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe
    and Family

    Non strictly traditional, but I thought it looked formal “enough” and didn’t exclude anyone!

    Post # 6
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve done calligraphy for weddings and my biggest piece of advice to couples as far as how they want something addressed is: think not only of the kind of relationship that the couple has (like toshella said), but also- your relationship to the couple.

    If it is a more formal relationship (bosses, old aunts that are sticklers about somthing like this, etc ) then go with the more formal address. For someone you are closer to, you can go less formal.

    None of your guests are actually going to compare notes on how you addressed the envelopes, so I wouldn’t worry too much about how consistent they are. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I used the advice found in the Crane Blue Book, and it was extremely helpful in providing the proper manner in which to address all of your guests.  They provide information for just about every scenario.  Crane provides some of the info for free on its website, too.

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