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In response to many questions I get asked on how to properly address invitation envelopes, I have compiled a few scenarios to get you started. I will update this list periodically.

SCENARIO OUTER ENVELOPE INNER ENVELOPE (if applicable)
Husband and Wife

With same last name

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams Mr. and Mrs. Williams
Husband and Wife

With different last names

Ms. Rachel Gordon (wife’s name above)

Mr. John Williams

Ms. Gordon and Mr. Williams
Husband and Wife

Wife has a professional title

Dr. Rachel Gordon

Mr. John Williams

Dr. Gordon

Mr. Williams

Husband and Wife

With children

Mr. and Mrs. John Williams

List the first name and last names of children here if an inner envelope does not apply

Mr. and Mrs. Williams

Lisa, Harry, Robert (in order of age – oldest to youngest)

Cohabiting Couple Miss or Ms. Rachel Gordon

Mr. John Williams

Ms. Gordon

Mr. Williams

Single Woman Miss or Ms. Rachel Gordon Miss or Ms. Gordon
Single Man Mr. John Williams Mr. Williams
Single Woman and Guest Miss or Ms. Rachel Gordon

List additional guest names as shown below if inner envelope does not apply.

and Guest (if guest is unknown

or

Mr. Thomas Brussels (if name is known)

Ms. Gordon

and Guest

or

Ms. Gordon

Mr. Brussels (if name is known)

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