How To Address Wedding Invitations

What is possibly harder than knowing how to address a wedding invitation? Should you include everyone’s names? What if one party is a doctor? What if they are unmarried and living together? The proper way to address wedding invitations is definitely not something you learn in school, but when the time comes to use it, you want to make sure you do it right!

If you are struggling with how to address a wedding invitation, do not fret! I have made a chart with the most common ways to address them.  I did not include the addressing of the inside envelope because that is relatively simple.  If the person has children, or you are including a plus 1, you only need to write that on the inside envelope (if you know the names, write them, if you do not, simply write “Jane Doe & Guest”).

Also, a few tips to keep in mind:

  • You do not have to invite a person & guest unless they have a significant other.
  • If you are inviting children, you need to invite all children (unless you are only inviting family’s children, then you can exclude friend’s children).
  • Do not include your registry card inside the invitation!
  • If you do not want to invite children, simply write in the number of guests invited in the RSVP card.

And now, here is that handy dandy chart! Feel free to pin it to help others, or just keep it nearby for when you need it! :)

1 thought on “How To Address Wedding Invitations”

  1. Thank you for making this list, but you left out what to do when the female is the doctor and the male isn’t. Doctor: Married Mr. John Smith and Dr. Jane Smith.
    You also left out scenarios of attorneys and senator/representatives.

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