(Closed) Please help me address my invitations

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

1. If you’re going by “proper” etiquette, the man’s name should not be separated from his last name, so Mr. Jake and Mrs. Kelly Field would be improper. I suppose you could do Mr. Jake Field and Mrs. Kelly Field if you really wanted to put her name in there, though. Or, just do “Kelly and Jake Field.” 

2. If you do that, that takes care of #2, because the inner envelope could just be “Kelly and Jake.”

3. I believe you would send it Mr. Jake Field and Ms. Kelly Smith.

4. Yes, spell out apartment. The apartment number will go next to apartment, which should be on its own line after the street address. 

Street address

Apartment  Apartment Number

City   State


5. Yes, everything is spelled out except for numbers. 

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I mostly agree with PP. You’re asking for proper guidance but #s 1 & 2 steer away from what would be ‘proper.’  Here’s what I would suggest:

1- Listing the last name twice is redundant.  Either go with Mr. and Mrs. Jake Field, or Mr. Jake & Mrs. Kelly Field.

2- Go with Jake and Kelly Field.

3- Separate last names should be listed alphabetically.  You could use that for married couples with different last names and couples living together who are not married.  In this example, it would be: 
Mr. Jake Field
Ms. Kelly Smith

4- Spell out apartment and put it on the line below the street address.

5- Yes, spell out everything except numbers over 9.  For example:

Post Office Box Seven

Anytown, Utah 99999    OR

123 Main Street

Apartment 203

Anytown, Utah 99999


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