Lasting Impressions Calligraphy

Wedding Etiquette and Helpful Hints

The wedding envelopes will be the first thing your guests will see, let them know how important they are to you....  Here are a few helpful links to help you properly address your guest list and prepare it for submission to Lasting Impressions Calligraphy. Zip Codes: To find those last minute zip codes:  http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp


How to address envelopes:
http://www.yourwedding101.com/wedding-invitations/addressing-invitations.aspx

http://www.foreverwed.com/Invitations/ 

 

                                       Quick Reference Guide:


Your Guests                       Outside Envelope                    Inside Envelope




Married Couple

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

 

Married Couple with Children

Under 13

 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith

 (Children over 18 can receive a separate invitation)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

John and Amy

 

Brothers and Sisters at Same Address

 

Messrs. John and Adam Smith

Misses Amy and Nancy Smith

Ms. Amy and Ms. Nancy Smith

 

The Messrs. Smith

The Misses Smith

Ms. Smith and Ms. Smith

 

Divorced Woman

 

Ms. Janice Miller

Ms. Janice Smith

(Maiden name restored)

 

Ms. Miller

Ms. Smith

 

Widow or Separated

 

Mrs. John Miller

(Ms.) Janice Miller

Mrs. Janice Miller

(This is incorrect

but is common usage)

 

Mrs. Miller

Ms. Miller

 

Jr. or junior

 

Mr. Michael Smith, Jr.

Mr. Michael Smith junior

 

Mr. Smith

II or III


Mr. Michael Smith II

Mr. Smith

Married Couple Both Doctors

The Doctors Smith

Drs. Michael and Mary Smith

Dr. Mary Jones and

Dr. Michael Smith

The Doctors Smith

Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith

 

Wife Only Has Title

 

Dr. Mary Smith and Mr. Michael Smith

 

Dr. Smith and Mr. Smith

 

Wife Uses Maiden Name

 

Ms. Mary Jones and Mr. Michael Smith

 

Ms. Jones and Mr. Smith

 

Couple Living Together Unmarried

 

OR

Single Person and Guest

 

Ms. Mary Jones and

Mr. Michael Smith

 

OR

 

Mr. Michael Jones and

Mr. James White

 

Ms. Jones and Mr. Smith

or

Mr. Jones and Mr. Whit


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  • "Trina made something as important as a graduate announcement look classy and ready to share with family and friends. "
    Greg
    Graduate / 2011
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    Graduate
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