Post # 1
I’ll be having a french-themed wedding and was considering addressing the envelopes in French using Madame, Mademoiselle and Monsieur.
However, how would I properly address:
A married couple, single person (male and female), unmarried couples living together, two male room-mates living together?
Post # 3
@Kareng1022: I am not an expert on this, but I thought I would mention that France has officially dropped Mademoiselle on all its official documents, so not sure if you would want to use it here. Among many reasons, the fact that it based a title on marriage, which doesn’t happen for men- always Monseiur. I think it would be the same ettiquete wise in terms of marriage and listing as it is in English, only married couples connected by “and,” rather than putting on a new line, but someone correct me if I’m wrong.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker
Mr. Thomas Baker
Ms. Emily Roberts
Post # 4
ENGLISH – FRENCH – ABBREVIATION
Mister – Monsieur – M.
Misters – Messieurs – Mm.
Missus – Madame – Mme.
Missus (plural) – Mesdames – Mmes.
Miss – Mademoiselle – Mlle.
Misses – Mesdemoiselles – Mlles.
Master – Maitre – Me.
NOTE – That in French if you are uncertain of a Woman’s Status, it is more appropriate to call her Madame vs Mademoiselle (exact opposite to English, where Miss is always considered more polite than calling an Unmarried Woman Mrs. by mistake). Infact in France recently, they’ve done away with the whole usage of Mademoiselle… women are now known as Madame when their marital status isn’t know (sort of how Ms. is in universal useage here in North America). Monsieur is always correct for a man (just like we use Mr. more often than Master in English)
Hope this is helpful,
EDIT TO ADD (after reading the previous reply)… so
Monsieur Jean et Madame Louise LeBrun
Mademoiselle Denise LeBlanc
Mesdemoiselles Sylvie et Suzanne Tremblay