Post # 1
1.) An enlisted military member and his civilian spouse
2.) A brother and a sister
3.) A boyfriend and girlfriend when the girlfriend is the actual invited person and the boyfriend is invited out of courtesy
4.) 2 sisters who live in the same house, not the same age
Post # 3
i would simple write to
- mr _______ _________
- Mrs______ ________
- Miss ______ ________
i feel no need to complicate things maybe use the rank for your military guest tho
Post # 4
i found this helpful
1) for the enlisted military i would do : (whatever there rank may be)
Sgt. John Doe and Mrs. Doe
2) brother and sister i would do
Mr. first name Last name
Ms. First name last name
adress blah blah blah
3) Unmarried couples who do not live together or live together. Send to the person you know best,
Ms. First name last name and Guest
4)Two men or women over 18 who live together — address either alphabetical by last name or to the closest friend first
Ms. First name last name
Ms. Frist name last name
Post # 5
1. Rank of Person (Major, Sargent, Captain etc) & Mrs Husband First Name Last Name: Major & Mrs John Smith
2. Separate invites would be proper
3. Miss Friends Name & Guest
4. Separate invites would be proper, but if postage/cost an issue
Miss Sister #1
Miss Sister #2
Post # 6
Here are my thoughts, but I’m not sure that I’m totally miss manners… 🙂
1.) An enlisted military member and his civilian spouse – Officer (whatever his/her rank) John Doe and Mrs. Jane Doe
2.) A brother and a sister – Mr. John Doe (one invite) Ms. Jane Doe (separate invite)
3.) A boyfriend and girlfriend when the girlfriend is the actual invited person and the boyfriend is invited out of courtesy – Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe
4.) 2 sisters who live in the same house, not the same age – Ms. Jane Doe (one invite) Ms. Jennie Doe (separate invite)
Post # 8
Thank you for all of the responses! I love you bees!
@vaness13181: You know, I knew that the enlisted military titles were not supposed to be used.. but I couldn’t find the guidelines anywhere online! I would never put ‘and guest’ lol! Thanks for all the advice
Post # 9
I have a couple more for you ladies if you don’t mind.
A divorced woman and her daughter…
A married couple where I know both of the people before they are married but closer to the girl lol.. For the married couples I have been doing Mr and Mrs Jones.. would this be the same ?
My Maid/Matron of Honor of which I would like her to feel welcomed to bring a date if she would like but she isnt dating anyone currently
It is ok to write “the __________family” if they have children and the whole family is invited right?
Post # 10
oh! ANd what about a family in Canada.. No offence.. but there is a strange zipcode looking thingy.. do I have to write canada in somewhere?
‘the jones family
1111 Fern Circle
……….is this correct?
Post # 11
@MrsNeutrino: no need to write canada
address it the same way you normally would
111 Fern Circle
Pickering, Ontario L1X 2N9
i do shipping to canada all the time.
Post # 12
oh! and addresses with numbered streets.. do you write 3rd street or third street?
Post # 14
Third street would be written out in words. This is true for numbers less then 100.
Post # 15
Personally, for families I prefer to write it as such:
Mrs. and Mrs. John Smith
Joe, Nancy and Jane (order of age, oldest to youngest).
If you have innner envelopes, just put Mr. and Mrs. John Smith on the outer and the inner should read Mr. and Mrs. Smith (you drop the John) and the second line would have the childrens’ first names in age order.
For your married friend, it doesn’t matter that you know her best. Still put Mr. and Mrs. John Smith (unless you plan to address envelopes less formally and put Jane and John Smith).
For your Maid/Matron of Honor, just address the envelope to her. You can express to her that she can bring a date the next time you see or speak to her. She can RSVP with her date’s name should she have one at the time.
Divorced woman and daugther. Is the daughter over 18? If so, she should get her own invite. If not, simply address the envelope with the surname the woman currently uses (whether it’s her maiden name or old married name…I have a friend whose mother has been divorced from the re-married–yep!–father for over 15 years and never changed back to her maiden name!!!) and put her daugther’s name, Miss Catherine, below that if you’re not using inner envelopes.
Hope this helps!
Post # 16
@vaness13181: I prefer that as well.. thank you for all of your help. How do you know so much about this stuff? lol