Post # 1
I’m currently addressing invites and I need help!!
1. I have been addressing everything as
Mr. & Mrs. John Doe
123 Happy Lane, Happytown
I have a cousin who is very feminist, and I know she will look at her parents invite. Should I address theirs as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Doe, or leave it as is?
2. I have an uncle who is a lawyer. Can I still address him as Mr?
3. I am inviting a woman and her son. How do I address that? Would it be Ms. Jane and Mr. Son Doe? Or Ms. Jane Doe (underneath) Mr. Son Doe? Or Ms. & Mr. Jane and Son Doe.
Thanks for the help! Friggen etiquette *sigh*
Post # 3
1. Your invitation to your cousin’s parents is between you and them. I wouldn’t worry about your cousin’s opinion.
3. I’m not sure, but I think you should probably leave out the ‘and’ and list them on separate lines with the mom listed first. Otherwise the ‘and’ makes it sound like they’re a couple.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@ElbieKay: agreed with 1 &2
How old is the son? If he is 18, living at home, he’s supposed to get his own separate invite (a pain, I know, I have 3 envelopes going to my brother’s house.)
Otherwise, if he’s younger, you can put Mom on the outside, and both names on the inside, if you’re doing inner envelopes. If not:
The “and” does imply a couple
Post # 5
@rebwana: He’s 12 🙂 A little young to be on his own haha!
Thanks for the advice! Now to keep addressing!
Post # 6
1. If it will save the peace, I’d just address it as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Doe, unless you’re going for something very formal.
2. Yes, it’s still Mr. and Mrs. Whoever
3. I’m addressing mine like this:
Ms. Jane Smith
123 Sesame Street
Post # 7
On the lawyer question – the “Mr.” is correct, just wanted to be sure that you are not using “Esq.” with it (“Mr. John Smith, Esq.” is redundant).
Post # 8
I’m thinking for #3 maybe Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe? Like you would do for a couple living together but not married.
Post # 9
@bythebook: Thanks for the hint! I wasn’t going to, but I also wanted to make sure that I wasn’t screwing up on a title.
@Peony526: I’m not sure I’m going to do that, only because as other posters said it kinda seems like they are married. Thanks for the input!