How to address wedding invitations

November 17, 2017




You’ve selected the perfect invitation, font, sizing and color. Now it’s time to address and send them. Knowing how to address your wedding invitations can be overwhelming. In general, the outer envelope of your wedding invitation should be more formal, with titles and full names, while the inner envelope is more informal, leaving out first names or titles and last names. Here are some basic guidelines:





A couple that is married


Outside the envelope

Mr. and Mrs. David Baker


On the inner envelope

Mr. and Mrs. Baker


David and Peggy


A married couple with different last names


On the outer envelope

Mr. David Baker and Mrs. Peggy Kendall


On the inner envelope

Mr. Baker and Mrs. Kendall


David and Peggy


An unmarried couple living together


On the outer envelope

Mr. David Baker

Ms. Peggy Kendall


On the inner envelope

Mr. Baker

Ms. Kendall


Families with children


If you are planning to include children at your wedding, children should be included on the inner envelope of their parents' invitation by their names. For girls under 18, use “Miss." Boys do not get a title until they are 18.


On the outer envelope

Mr. and Mrs. David Baker


On the inner envelope

David, Peggy, Stephanie, Christopher & Gabriella


Children of the family that are 18 or older


Any guest over 18 should receive their own invitation (unless they are living at home with their parents)


On the outer envelope

Ms. Stephanie Desantis


Mr. Chris Welsh


On the inner envelope

Ms. Stephanie


Mr. Chris


Helpful tip: If you are planning on having a kid free wedding it would be beneficial to have immediate family and the bridal party help spread the word that you desire the wedding to be adults only.


We hope your wedding day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of! We’d love to be a part of your happily ever after. To schedule a tour of the MAVFC Reception Hall, please contact us.

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