I Dos and Don'ts: Envelope Addressing

IMG_6348 We understand that when it comes time to create your guest address spreadsheet it can be a little overwhelming. The goal is to make it clear to your guests who exactly is invited while following etiquette. Here, we've broken down the basics for you.

With Single Envelopes:

Examples:

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parker

{Or}

Sandra and Johnathan Parker

{Or}

Johnathan Parker and guest (If the guest name is unknown)

{Or}

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parker

Samuel, Joey and Miss Ashley (Invited children)

With Double Envelopes:

As a rule of thumb, the outer envelope of your wedding invitation should be more formal, with titles and full names. The inner envelope is more informal, leaving out titles. The inner envelope is also used to clearly instruct who is invited (this is where children's names and guests can be listed).

On the outer envelope:

Mr. Tyler and Mrs. Liza Hudson

{Or}

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Hudson

On the inner envelope:

Mr. and Mrs. Hudson

{Or}

Tyler and Liza Hudson

{Or}

Tyler and Liza

{Or}

Tyler Hudson and guest (If the guest name is unknown)

{Or}

Tyler and Liza Hudson

Jackson, Henry and Miss Melissa (Invited children)

** For families- The outer envelope should just have the parents' names. Younger guests can be included on the inner envelope of their parents' invitation by their name(s). For girls under 18, use “Miss” Boys don't need a title until they're 18, then they're addressed as “Mr".

** Street names should always be spelled out, never abbreviated.