Elegant Touch Invitations
Calligraphy by Rachel Snyder
This particular entry is sort of a repeat with a twist; I want to let the B2B know that you can address your envelopes anyway that you choose, etiquette is courtesy, your invitations are to create a must attend status for YOUR GUESTS and your wedding invitation show guests what to expect, so give them something to remember, you want this to be on a personal level.
Things to remember when making your guest list to give to calligrapher
You DO NOT have to put and Family or children names on the outer envelope.
Just add the names of the people who are invited to the inner envelope.
Guests and Escorts:
Women usually bring an Escort
Men usually bring a Guest
so the inner envelope would read Miss Someone and Escort (or add the name of their guest)
***to put the actual word "and" is optional: for instance
with a married couple you would write Mr. and Mrs. Someone
on the inner envelope.
Married couple with different last names:
Ms. Jane Smith
Mr. John Somebody
Different lines are acceptable also to write the word "and" is optional.
On the inner envelope: The names can be on one line or two lines
**Just because the names are on 2 lines does not mean the couple isn't married
Woman is a Dr. and own surname:
Dr. (is acceptable) this is your choice
Dr. Jane Smith
Mr. John Smith ****again the word "and" is optional.
Married couple when male is a Doctor:
Dr.(Doctor) and Mrs. John Someone
Inside: Dr. and Mrs. Someone
Both couples are a DR.:
Dr. John Someone and Dr. Jane Someone
or The Doctors Someone
inside: The Doctors Someone
Married with hyphenated names:
Mr. and Mrs. John Someone-Somebody
inside: Mr. and Mrs. Someone-Somebody
OUTSIDE: Mrs. (or Ms.)
INSIDE: Mrs. (or Ms.)
What if Mrs. Someone is divorced and has a date
Do you want to put MRS. or MS. on the inner envelope along side her dates name?
Outer: Mrs. Jane Someone Inner: Mrs. Someone
Outer: Mr. John (Middle) Somebody Inner: Mr. Somebody
Man and woman living together:
Outer: Ms. Jane (middle) (last)
Mr. John (middle) (last)
Inner: Ms. Last
***This is "traditionally" speaking
*courtesy titles can be abbreviated
Do not spell out a given name if the person never uses it
If only a middle initial is known it is best to drop it completely
Jr. is acceptable, if you are going to spell it out use a lower case "j" junior.
ORDER EXTRA ENVELOPES/PLACE CARDS/TABLE CARDS ETC.