(Closed) addressing outer invitation envelope formal

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I addressed mine this way, so I would say it is appropriate…

A WB Pro just posted on this, maybe it will help!

Addressing Envelopes

Post # 4
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2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

What a great WB Pro post on addressing!

To answer the rest of your question, if the invitation is technically from your parents (they are hosting, the invitation reads such that they are requesting the pleasure of the guest’s company, and their return address is on the envelope) then the relationship portrayed on the inner envelope (e.g., Aunt Jane and Uncle John) should be the relationship to your parents.  If your invitation says that you and your Fiance, together with your parents, request (etc etc) and your return address is on the envelope, then you are technically hosting the event, and the inner envelope should read correctly for the relationship that you (or your FI) have with the guests.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Using your printer for ‘calligraphy’ is fine.  There are plenty of fancy-pants printing places where the calligraphy they offer is computerized. 

Whether or not to use first names on the ‘innies’ depends on the etiquette source your consulting.  Some say it’s fine for family, some don’t.  I used first names for all of the inners — using the Mr. and Mrs. stuff just felt too awkward.

Post # 7
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it’s perfectly fine, especially if they are people you are close and familiar with! I also agree that digital calligraphy is getting more and more common nowadays, especially since people usually have their own printer anyway. I’d just do a few test runs on extra envelopes (maybe 5 in a row) — you might run into some issues with the alignment or the printer just being annoying and eating your flap (speaking from experience). Worth it though if all goes smoothly!

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