(Closed) how to address the envelope???

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know the answer to this question, but I would also like to know the answer.  Anyone??

Post # 4
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well traditionally your invitation will have an outer and inner envelope.  So the outer most envelope, (the one that EVERYTHING is inside, the one with a stamp and with post office markings) will say Mr. John Doe 123 Lake Street NY, NY.   Then, when this envelope is opened, traditionally there will be anohter envelope that says Mr. John Doe and Guest.  This envelope will have the invitation, RSVP card/returnenvelope, etc..etc..

What I mentioned is super traditional.  I sometimes get wedding invitations that do not have the double envelope.  I don’t remember how they word it.

**EDIT:  I’m always under the impression that only someone who lives in the house should have their name on the outermost envelope.  We’re inviting my FI’s good buddy Mike.  Well Mike’s girlfriend is Sara and she’s lovely.  I’ve met her a million times.  But they don’t live together.  So the outer envelope will be sent to Mike’s house with just his name on it.  The inner envelope will say both their names though.

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think if you know who the guest is (and you should know, since hopefully they won’t be bringing a random person that you’ve never heard of!), then you would address the envelope to your friend and their guest. If your friend can’t tell you who the guest will be, because they’re not sure, I would just address it to Friend & Guest. I doubt that the guest or your friend will be offended if it’s not a serious significant other or spouse. And hopefully you’ll find out their name eventually, so you can put it on an escort card (if you’re doing them).

Post # 6
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with Virginia. I live with Fiance and recently we received an outer envelope that was addressed to Fiance and fiancee! It was really weird especially since I have met them multiple times and they should know my name.



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