(Closed) Format for addressing envelopes, yet again

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say go with first names. It seems to match your personalities and the theme and feel of your wedding. Go for it!

Post # 5
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Funny, I googled this and your thread and a bunch of others came up. I’m sitting in front of an envelope and my list of addresses wondering the same thing.

We’re having a church wedding but casual outdoor reception, so I think for most people I’m going to address it John and Jane Doe, and for family and friends who I know are more formal I will do Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, like you. No one is going to see anyone’s envelope but their own, so this way I’ll be happy and the formal people will be happy, and my other guests won’t really care either way.


Post # 7
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can definitely mix it up if you want.  My Fiance wants to address them more informally too and I resisted at first, but now I’m on board.  I think we’ll use “Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Doe” type wording for our older guests and keep it to “John and Jane Doe” for our friends who are married and have the same last name.  I don’t know if we’ll do just first names and no last names though.  

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