When addressing wedding invitations, it’s important to be clear and specific about who is invited. Here are some guidelines for properly addressing the names on the front of the envelope:
- Inviting a couple without children:
Use “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith” or “Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Jane Smith” on the envelope. This indicates that only the couple is invited.
- Inviting someone with a guest:
Address the envelope to the primary invitee, and include “and Guest” after their name. For example, “Mr. John Smith and Guest” or “Ms. Jane Doe and Guest.” This allows them to bring a date or a plus one to the wedding.
- Inviting a family:
If you are inviting the entire family, you have a couple of options:
- •Use “The Smith Family” on the envelope to indicate that the invitation extends to all members of the household.
- •Alternatively, you can list the names of each family member on the envelope. For example, “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Susie, Alex, and Michael.” The parents’ names are listed first, followed by the children’s names on the line below.
It’s important to be clear and specific with your addressing to avoid any confusion regarding who is included in the invitation. This way, your guests will know exactly who is invited and who is welcome to attend.
Remember, proper addressing demonstrates thoughtfulness and respect for your guests, and it helps avoid any misunderstandings or assumptions.