We're continuing our stationery etiquette series, giving you all of the details you'll need to conquer your wedding invitations without confusion. This post is covering the etiquette behind addressing your guests correctly, without offending anyone.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Anna Walton
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walton
married couple with different last names
Mr. Jack Walton and Mrs. Anna Hamilton
unmarried couple living together
Mr. Jack Walton
Ms. Anna Hamilton
On separate lines
Ms. Penelope Green and Ms. Amanda Holt
Penelope Green and Amanda Holt
Alphabetical order, or whomever is the closest acquaintance.
Include parents' names and "and Family" afterwards
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walton and Family
If there is only one child, include "and Miss Claire," or "and Maxwell" after the parents' names.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walton and Miss Claire
Girls under 18, use Miss, boys under 18, do not use a title.
CHILDREN 18 & older
If children 18 and older do not live with their parents, they should receive their own invitations.
Ms. Claire Walton
Mr. Maxwell Walton
Doctors Anna and Jack Walton
Dr. Anna and Mr. Jack Walton
Dr. Jack and Mrs. Anna Walton
DISTINGUISHED MILITARY TITLES
Both captains in the military: Captains Anna and Jack Walton, US Navy
Different titles: Captain Jack Walton and Lieutenant Anna Walton, US Navy
We hope this information will help you navigate the task of addressing your guests. We have tried to include the most common circumstances that we're faced with, but please be sure to reach out if you have any additional questions. To help you even a little bit more, we've created an Excel document that will assist you in organizing your guest addresses. Download the free template here!