(Closed) Writing out numbers

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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
211 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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 # 7
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Are you in the Pacific NW?  Because I know all too well about those crazy addresses. 😉

Post # 9
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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!!!!

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