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You would be surprised how easily it is to offend a person just by the way that you address their envelope. Here's some suggestions so that you don't become a victim of BREAKING ENVELOPE ETIQUETTE.


Sample Addressing Formats Wording for (nearly) Every Situation - according to einvite.com
Invitations with a single envelope
If you elect to use a single envelope with your invitation, here are some suggestions for addressing the outside of the single envelope.

Married Couples

Married couples living in the same house:
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
800 Park Avenue, 3C
New York, New York 10025

Married couples in which the woman has retained her maiden name or professional name&mdashsome experts say the woman's name appears first:
Ms. Elaine Austin Rogers
Mr. Edward Paris Whittemore
Three Greenleaf Lane
Huntington Beach, California 94640

Others suggest the names be listed alphabetically:

Ms. Judy Paris
Mr. Benjamin Jeffery Straton
etc.
Mr. Bernard Dawson
Ms. Anne Fisk
etc.

Unmarried Couples

Unmarried couples living in the same house should be listed alphabetically:
Ms. Elaine Alla
Ms. Susan Zaph
40 Sparrow Drive
Dallas, Texas 75341

Ms. Caroline Parker
Mr. David Randolph
Three Greenleaf Lane
Huntington Beach, California 94640

Family Invitation

A family with young children:
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
Martha and Susan
800 Park Avenue, 3C
New York, New York 10025

It is considered correct to send a separate invitation to each child 18 years or older.

Single Individual with Guest:

If you wish to encourage a single friend to invite a guest, find out the guest's name, especially if the couple is engaged, living in the same house, or seeing each other on an exclusive basis. If they live at different addresses, it is considerate to send an invitation to the guest directly. Otherwise address as follows:
Ms. Evelyn Phelps
Mr. John Wesley
Eight Beaver Dam Road
Seattle, Washington 98110

If you cannot obtain the name ahead of time, it is also correct to address:

Ms. Evelyn Phelps and guest
Mr. John Wesley and guest
Invitations with double envelopes

If you elect to use two envelopes with your invitations, here are suggestions for addressing the inner and outer envelopes:
Married Couples

Married couples living in the same house:
Outer Envelope
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
800 Park Avenue, 3C
New York, New York 10025

Inner Envelope
Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Married couples in which the woman has retained her maiden name or professional name&mdashsome experts say the woman's name appears first:

Outer Envelope
Ms. Elaine Austin Rogers
Mr. Edward Paris Whittemore
Three Greenleaf Lane
Huntington Beach, California 94640

Inner Envelope
Ms. Rogers
Mr. Whittemore
Others suggest the names be listed alphabetically:

Outer Envelope
Mrs. Elaine Austin Dogers
Mr. Conrad Hemenway
etc.
Inner Envelope
Ms. Dogers
Mr. Hemenway etc.

Unmarried Couples
Unmarried couples living in the same house should be listed alphabetically:

Outer Envelope
Ms. Caroline Parker
Mr. David Randolph
Three Greenleaf Lane
Huntington Beach, California 94640

Inner Envelope
Ms. Parker
Mr. Randolph
Family Invitation

A family with young children:

Outer Envelope
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith
Martha and Susan
800 Park Avenue, 3C
New York, New York
10025

Inner Envelope
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Martha and Susan (by seniority)

It is considered correct to send a separate invitation to each child 18 years or older. You may also use the title Master if the young man is under the age of 13.

Single Individual with Guest
If you wish to encourage a single friend to invite a guest, you should learn the name of the guest, especially if they are engaged, living in the same house, or seeing each other on an exclusive basis. If they live at different addresses, it is considerate to send an invitation to the guest directly. Otherwise address as follows:

Outer Envelope
Ms. Evelyn Phelps
Mr. John Wesley Eight
Beaver Dam Road
Seattle, Washington
98110

Inner Envelope
Ms. Phelps
Mr. Wesley

If you cannot obtain the name ahead of time, it is also correct to address:
Outer Envelope
Mr. Walter Robinson
126 Woodland Creek Drive
Dallas, Texas
75225

Inner Envelope
Mr. Robinson and guest

Now you know ... and so do I )

Danielle @ PARADISE
The Braid's Maids