(Closed) Need Help with proper addressing on envelopes ASAP!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
133 posts
Blushing bee

They way I did it:

Addressing married couple- same last name

Mr. & Mrs. John Doe

Addressing married couples- same last name with children who are invited

*we ended up ordering more than enough invitations so we sent the children (all over the age of 14) their own invitation just to make things easier because there is not a lot of room on the response cards to fit more  than 2 names really

Addressing nonmarried couples who have children invited

2 different addresses for us- I would mail them each their own invite whether at the same house or not or could do Mr. John Doe & Mrs. Jane Smith and Family- this should only be if they are living at the same location

Addressing single parent with guest and children invited

Adult’s name and then the child’s name under it? Send a separate invite to the child? Not sure about this one

a question about proper punctuation “&” vesus “and”. When to use which?

I spelled everything out- our invitations have “and” spelled out both on the invitation itself and on the addresses, from what I read everything is supposed to be spelled out


I’m not an expert, but hope this helps!


Post # 4
Member
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think I have read somewhere that for proper etiquette, a man’s first and last name should never be separated.

I think Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and family would be fine.

I don’t think & vs and really makes a difference.  

Post # 5
Member
9201 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

i’m going to get annoyed in general when I’m referred to as “Mrs. Future Hubby” instead of my own freaking name…  so I’d address them with both first names, personally. 

Post # 7
Member
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is how I will be doing it:

 

Addressing married couple- same last name

Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe

Addressing married couples- same last name with children who are invited

Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Does

Child(ren) Name(s)

Addressing nonmarried couples who have children invited

Ms. (or Miss) Jane Doe and Mr John Doe

Child(ren) Name(s)

Addressing single parent with guest and children invited

Miss (or Ms. or Mr.) First Last and Guest

Child(ren) Name(s)

 

The & vs. and depends on how formal your wedding/invitations are. The more formal, the more you should write things out: and, numbers under 100, etc.

 

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