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Addressing wedding invitations

brittany , on January 4, 2019 at 8:21 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 4
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Happy New Year everyone!

My Fiancé and I will he sending out invitations very soon and we wanted to know the proper etiquette when it comes to address people on the invitations. So for a single person, we would address it as Mr. or Ms. Smith. But if it’s for a family would it be ok to state Smith family on the evelope? What about for a married couple too? Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Or do we incorporate their first names too?


  • Kiki
    Super May 2019
    Kiki ·
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    I just put full name so a single person for example would be Sam Smith, for a whole family I put Smith Family and for couples I put Sarah & Sam Smith. I believe the womens name goes first but I could be wrong.

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    This site has been a huge life saver for me!
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  • Nicki
    Dedicated July 2019
    Nicki ·
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    I put Mr. and Mrs X for a couple or
    Ms. Firstname Y and Mr. Firsrname X if couple has different last names (I use Miss if they are young and not married)
    The X family for kids who are younger/live at home
    I’ve also listed Mr. and Mrs. X then kids full names underneath for families whose kids are older but are in a place where they don’t have a permanent address (traveling abroad/in college/in the service)
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated August 2019
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    I did the same!
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