How to Address a Wedding Invitation
January 27, 2015
You may or may not have noticed we're a bunch of paper junkies around these parts, but when it comes to the invitation logistics? Well, that can be tricky territory. Learning the right way to address the invitation is one of our brides' FAQs, so we pulled together this quick how-to to make sure your invites make the perfect (and prettiest!) first impression.

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How to Address an Invitation

WEDDING INVITATION 101



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step-1If a couple is married, they should be addressed by his first name and their last name. However, if the couple is unmarried, you should include the first and last name of both guests.

NOTE: This is the more traditional approach to addressing invitations but modern brides are now opting to include both names of the married couple. We encourage you to use whatever combination of names you'd like.

step-2Be sure to always spell out words like "and", "street", and "avenue" fully. This makes an invitation feel more formal and thoughtful! In addition, you should spell out the entire state name on each envelope.

step-3Address the inner envelope containing more details about the wedding with the first and last names of the heads of household, followed by the first names of all invited in that party (including children).

step-4Your invitations are now ready to be sent!

Need some inspiration for invite style? We've got you covered with a few of our faves!
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