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How to Address Wedding Invitations in 2019

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Today’s blog is one in a series that answers the questions that everyone asks before they attend or plan a Wedding.  So whether the Wedding you are attending is your best friend’s or a distant relative’s, let Kevin Smith Transportation Group (and our Wedding experts) be your guide to all things Wedding in the greater Philadelphia, PA area. 

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Not everyone is a Wedding expert.  Here at KSTG, we work with some of the most respected Wedding Professionals in the business.  Today’s blog will answer one of the most asked questions out there.  How to address Wedding Invitations in 2019.

How to Address Wedding Invitations in 2019

It is not every day that you have to address Wedding Invitations.  For most people, it is something they may do for themselves and maybe their children.  However, there are some simple rules to follow.

  1. The outer envelope of your Wedding Invitation should be more formal with titles and full names
  2. The inner envelope is more informal, leaving out first names or titles and last names

However, check out the below on specific rules depending upon who is receiving the Wedding Invitation.

A Married Couple

On the outer envelope:

Mr. John and Mrs. Lisa Williams or Mr. and Mrs. John Williams

On the inner envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Williams or John and Lisa

A Married Couple with Different Last Names

List the person you’re closest with first on the outer and inner envelopes. If you’re similarly acquainted with both, list them in alphabetical order.

On the outer envelope:  Mr. John Williams and Mrs. Lis Holden

On the inner envelope:  Mr. Williams and Mrs. Holden or John and Lisa

An Unmarried Couple Living Together

As with a married couple, both names should be included on the envelopes, but in this case, each name gets its own line.

On the outer envelope:  Mr. Thomas Christopher and Ms. Carolyn West

On the inner envelope:  Mr. Christopher and Ms. West

A Same-Sex Couple

Use the same rules you would for any other unmarried or married couple. If the couple is married, list the names on the same line. 

A Married Woman Doctor or Two Married Doctors

If a woman uses her maiden name professionally and socially, the envelopes should read:

On the outer envelope:  Dr. Lisa Adams and Mr. James Patterson

If she uses her husband’s name socially:  Dr. Lisa and Mr. James Patterson

If both parties are doctors, you can address the outer envelope:  Doctors Lisa and James Patterson

On the inner envelope:  Dr. Adams and Mr. Patterson

Children and Families

Don’t count out the kids!  Younger guests can be included on the inner envelope of their parents’ invitation by their names.  However, they should not be addressed on the outer envelope.  For girls who are under 18, you can use “Miss”.  Boys under 18 don’t get a title.  Sorry kids!  Once you turn 18, though, you will be addressed as Mr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jenkins

Billy, Bobby, Miss Karen and Miss Emma

Children 18 and older should receive their own invitations.  Unless of course they still live at home with their parents. 

Note: If you don’t include each child’s name, you’re implying that children are not invited. That said, don’t be surprised if some guests still mistakenly assume their children are welcome.

If you’re concerned this will happen with your guests, ask your immediate family and bridal party to help spread the word that the wedding will be adults only and add the message to your wedding website. In the end, you may have to follow up with guests who don’t get the message via phone to gently explain the situation.

If you are looking for the industry’s most luxurious Wedding Transportation company, call 610-222-6225 today and speak to a Kevin Smith Transportation Group Wedding Coordinator.  Your dedicated Coordinator will help you arrange all of your transportation, from Limos to Party Buses to Shuttles. 

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