Post # 1
Ok, I could really use some input. Do we really have to write out all the numbers on our invitations? I understand the proper etiquitte, but when most of the addresses look like this, it makes the envelope a mess!
13318 141st Place Northeast #B-201
Thirteen thousand three hundred and eighteen One hundred and forty first Place Northeast Apartment B Two hundred and one.
Sigh. How is it even supposed to fit??? Our wedding is not black tie, but not backyard BBQ either, so we’re walking that fine line of semi-formal. Please help, I’m tearing my hair out. Thanks.
Post # 3
How about a compromise…the house # can be in number form and and street that is a number should be written out.
1338 One Hundred Forty First Street
Place Northeast # B-201
xxxxxx, xx, xxxx
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
You don’t have to write out the numbers on the envelope for a semi-formal wedding (especially an address like your example – poor you and poor mailman!). I do think they are to be written out on the invitation, though (the day and year of the wedding). Hope this helps.
Post # 5
Jess is correct, at least from all the addressing standards stuff I read. The one exception seems to be if it’s a street name, like "Fourth" or "Seventeenth" it’s more "proper" to spell that out, and I think that’s OK (not terribly loved, but OK) by the USPS. (So GreenTea’s example is a good one.)
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I love the idea of the compromise. The invitations themselves have all the numbers written out, that wasn’t as big a deal.
You’d think I was fibbin’ if I told you how many of the addresses are like the example I gave. It’s comical. 🙂 Thanks again!
Post # 7
Are you in the Pacific NW? Because I know all too well about those crazy addresses. 😉
Post # 8
LOL MissMandy! You are dead on. Most of our addresses that are like that are from the Seattle-metro area. 😉
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
Yeah I agree with what everyone else is saying but wanted to add one more thing! I wrote them that way (1238 One Hundred and Forty-First Street) and the mailman CROSSED OUT my pretty calligraphy and wrote in MARKER "144st" on a bunch of mine!!!! I was sooooooooo mad when people told me that’s how they arrived at their houses!!!!