(Closed) Invitation Envelopes

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should I address my invites?
    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Joe and Jane Schmoe : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Other (explain in post) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    We did the formal, Mr & Mrs Joe Schmoe.  Its pretty much what I always knew and our wedding was formal so we went with that.  If your wedding is formal Id use it but if its more casual or not super formal I think you are fine with Joe and Jane Schmoe.  Its really just a matter of personal preference.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You could also do Mrs. Jane and Mr. Joe Schmoe. Not sure how “proper” it is, but it’s more formal and includes the woman’s name.

    Post # 5
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    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    My really formal invitations went the traditional way.  Plus my mom did the envelopes, so they are very traditional!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i voted “Joe and Jane Schmoe,” but we’re actually doing both–my fmil, who is much more traditional/formal than my parents or me, is insisting on her invitations being addressed Mr. and Mrs., but i can’t stand it, so all of my, fi’s, and my parents’ are “joe and jane…”

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would also do what hilsy suggested: Mrs. Jane and Mr. Joe Schmoe. It stays formal, and you are including the woman’s name.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I did this:

    Mr. and Mrs.

    John and Jane Doe

    123 Happy Lane

    12345

    It was equitable and didn’t look weird on the envelopes!

    Post # 9
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I did them the traditional way, but I felt weird about it.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We did the formal Mr. and Mrs HisFirst HisLast on the outer envelopes.  Then both names on the inner.  If we did not have inner envelopes, I would have still stuck to the formal.

    We recently received an invitation for my cousin’s wedding the formal way, and I was so excited to be Mrs. Husband’s Name….But maybe that is just because I am a newlywed?  Ask me again in 20 years.

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    we did formal on the outside, Mr and Mrs John Schmoe, and on the inside wrote: Jack & Judy

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We did the Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe for the elderly guests (they expect this appearently) and then Mr. Joe & Mrs. Jane Schmoe for the rest.

    Post # 14
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the Miss Ribbon way too

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I did Mrs. Jane and Mr. Joe Schmoe

    Post # 16
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    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Just let the formality of your wedding dictate the fomality of the invites.

    We are having a black tie evening wedding, so we addressed the envelopes as Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown.

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