Wondering how to properly address your wedding invitees to correctly adhere to invitation etiquette!? We’ve got the ultimate guide for you! From leaving out first names to the correct titles, here is your complete guide to follow proper invitation etiquette.
The Outer Envelope
As a general rule, the outer envelope is where the invitation should be the most formal. Here you should address your guests with their title and full names, whereas you can choose to forego titles and last names on the invitation itself. Typically this is for guests you are very close to, but many brides will still opt for formalities on the invitation itself.
Mr. John Devon and Mrs. Samantha Devon
Mr. and Mrs. Devon
If the couple is married but with different last names
Mr. John Devon and Mrs. Samantha Langley
Mr. Devon and Mrs. Langley
If the couple are not married but live together
Typically an unmarried couple who live together will have a separate line each, as follows:
Mr. John Devon
Mrs. Samantha Langley
Doctors and Distinguished Titles
Guests with specific titles such as doctors, judges, reverands and so on will warrant an address with their formal title, such as:
The honorable John Williams and Mrs. Jane Williams
Children and Families
If you are inviting children as guests with their parents, the below is appropriate:
Mr. and Mrs. Williams
James, Charles, Miss Sophie & Miss Annie
Children older than 18 years
Children above the age of 18 are classified as adults, so be sure to provide them with their own invitation, unless they are living at home with their parents. Example:
Miss Sophie Williams
Note: If you do not include children on the wedding invitation, it will be assumed that they are not invited.
Invitations & Stationary:
At Little White we offer the Janice Paper stationary service to our brides for an additional fee. Take a look here to view some of our invites. Prices range from $3-$7 per invitation set.