Addressing wedding invitation outer and inner envelopes is a HUGE project! You should begin working on addressing about a month before you actually plan in mailing the invitations. This will alleviate a lot of stress. But of course, there are some tips that you should be aware of before going to the post office. Take a look:
Inner Envelopes (if applicable)
- Inner envelopes bear the title and last names of the specific people
invited. It is acceptable to write familiar names for close family
Examples: Mr. and Mrs. Sonnek
Aunt Mary and Uncle Phil
- The names of children who are 18 years old and younger should be written on separate lines below their parents' names.
Example: Mr. and Mrs. Sonnek
- Children 19 years old or older who still live at home with their parents should receive their own invitation.
- If inner envelopes are not being used, the children’s names are written on the outer envelope below the names of their parents.
- Outer envelopes should be addressed conventionally using titles and full names (first, middle, and last).
- Middle initials aren’t used, so either write out middle names (if known), or omit them.
- All titles should be written out, except "Mr." and "Mrs."
- All other words should be written out (Street, Saint, Post Office Box, North, Apartment, etc.). House numbers under twenty should be written out, as well.
- Proper etiquette indicates to write out the state name; however, the two-letter postal code abbreviation is also acceptable when dealing with limited space.
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