Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Addressing Wedding Invitations

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 members.
                    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
                                        Leah Sonnek
                                        Logan 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
  • 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. 
Until next time...WEDologize!

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