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A Guide to Addressing Your Wedding Invites

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Sending out the wedding invites is one of the most cumbersome and hectic processes at a wedding. The type of wedding determines the guests who need to be invited to a wedding. An intimate ceremony calls for invites only to close family and friends, but when it comes to an Indian style glamorous event the invites numbers turn out bigger. One of the most important factors to consider besides what type of a ceremony you want is the type of seating and the maximum capacity of such seating area is to be considered before you start making the lists of the guest to invite. For more help with wedding seating, this blog post gives four tips that could help. Now that you have your numbers and lists it time to address the elephant in the article, how do you address your wedding invites?

A good thumb rule for your invites is to be formal outside, on the envelope and using informal first names inside with those in your close circles. However, when planning a bigger ceremony or send invites to formal guests its best to stay formal on both ends.

Now to the types of invitees, you may have to encounter and here is how to address them.

Married Couples

  1. Same Last names

On the outer envelope: Mr Adam and Mrs Eva Baker or Mr and Mrs Adam Baker

On the inner envelope: Mr and Mrs Baker or Adam and Eva

  1. Different Last names

On the outer envelope: Mr Adam Baker and Mrs Eva thumb

On the inner envelope: Mr Baker and Mrs Thumb or Adam and Eva

  1. Unmarried Couples

On the outer envelope: Mr Adam Baker | Ms Eva Baker

On the inner envelope: Mr Baker and Ms Thumb or Adam and Eva

  1. Same-Sex Couples

On the outer envelope: Ms Ana Baker and Ms Eva Thumb or Ms Baker and Ms Thumb

On the inner envelope: Ms Baker and Ms Thumb or Ana and Eva

Titled Personals

  1. A Married Doctor or Two Married Doctors

On the outer envelope: Dr Eva Thumb and Mr Adam Baker or Dr Eva and Mr Adam Baker

On the inner envelope: Dr Thumb and Mr Baker or The Doctors Baker

  1. Other Distinguished Titles

On the outer envelope: The Honorable Eva Thumb and Lieutenant. Adam Baker or Captains Eva and Adam Baker

On the inner envelope: Dr Thumb and Mr Baker or The Captains Baker