Addressing Wedding Invitations

For a lot of people addressing envelopes in a formal way can not only be a tedious task, but an intimidating task.  Here are examples of the most common ways to address formal wedding invitations with two envelopes or one.  Hopefully, this will make it a bit easier.

 

Invitee(s) Outside Envelope Inside Envelope
Husband & Wife Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Husband, Wife and Children
under 18*
Mr. And Mrs. John Smith Mr and Mrs Smith
Brandon and Amanda
Children over 18 living at home:
Daughters
The Misses Smith The Misses Smith
— or —
Miss Amanda Smith
Miss Alexis Smith
Children over 18, Living at Home:
Sons*
The Messrs. Smith The Messrs. Smith
— or —
Mr. John Smith
Mr. Joseph Smith
Children over 18, Living at Home:
Daughters & Sons*
Miss Heather White
Mr. Clayton White
Miss White
Mr. White
Unmarried Couple, Living Together Miss Amanda White
Mr. John Smith
Miss White
Mr. Smith
Unmarried and Invited to Bring
a Date
Female: Miss (or Ms.) Amanda Smith
Male: Mr. John Brown
Miss Smith and Guest
Mr. Brown and Guest
Divorced Woman Mrs. (or Ms.) Amanda Smith Mrs. (or Ms.) Smith
Widow Mrs. Amanda Smith Mrs. Smith
Both Guests are Medical Doctors Doctor and Mrs. Amanda Smith
— or —
The Doctors Smith
— or —
Doctor Amanda Smith
and Doctor John Smith
Doctor and Mrs. Smith
The Woman is a Medical Doctor Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
— or —
Doctor Amanda Smith
and Mr. John Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
— or —
Doctor Smith
and Mr. Smith
One or Both Guests are Attorneys Mr. and Mrs. John Smith Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The Man is a Judge The Honorable and Mrs. Amanda Smith Judge and Mrs. Smith
The Woman is a Judge Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
— or —
The Honorable Amanda Smith
and Mr. John Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
— or —
Judge Smith
and Mr. Smith
  Invitee(s)   Outside Envelope
Husband, Wife and Children under 18
If the son is under 12 use “Master” instead of “Mr.”
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Mr. Josh Smith
Miss Amanda Smith
If invitation is to include a guest Ms. Amanda Smith and Guest
When addressing partners Mr. John Smith and Mr. Bryan Davis
Ms. Amanda Smith and Ms. Jayne Johnson

For more information on addressing invitations check out Crane’s Wedding Blue Book .

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