(Closed) Inner envelope addressing help!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which addressing option??
    Traditional formal (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) : (3 votes)
    75 %
    Modern formal (John & Jane Smith) : (1 votes)
    25 %
    Modern informal (Uncle John & Aunt Jane) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am not having a formal wedding, but I would say to address the inner envelopes either modern formal or casual, depending upon the person. Presumably, your outer envelopes will be formal with the whole “Mr. & Mrs.” thing, so to me, I would prefer to tone it down a little with the inner envelope. It gives out a little more of a personal feel. Especially with family. If you have been calling Aunt Maggie “Aunt Maggie” your whole life, I would continue with that. You want to make family feel that they are a special part of your day!

    Post # 4
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    If your wedding is formal, your invitation should be too. It’s your signal to your guest that your wedding is of such-and-such a style, so people could get the wrong impression if you go with first names, but using Mr. and Mrs. should be quite clear.

    Post # 5
    586 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think if the outer envelope says “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” then on the inner envelope it sould be “John and Jane Smith” otherwise you are just saying the same thing you did on the outer envelope.

    Post # 6
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Regardless of the formality of the wedding, inner envelopes always should follow the formal format of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (no first names.) If you are inviting their children, you should use their full names:

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    Miss Emily Jane Smith
    Master Edward Thomas Smith

    It may SOUND stilted and stuffy, but, ESPECIALLY since you’re having a formal wedding and taking the time to use the inner envelopes, I would encourage you to use the formal protocol. Afterall, when else would you ever have occasion to do this? 🙂

    Post # 7
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am also going to use the inner envelopes 🙂 I’m getting thermography invites, which I ordered last week and I should be getting a call from the stationary shop to pick them up soon. I’m going to use what you describle as “modern formal”. My wedding is formal (country club).

    In my opinion, the modern formal style not casual but also not stuffy. And the outside envelope already has the Mr and Mrs. Anything you do in calligraphy is going to look beautiful, so there’s nothing to worry about!

    P.S.: Personally I’m not a big fan of ampersands so I use the word “and”

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