Wedding involves a lot of emotions. Knowing the rules of wedding invitations can save you a lot of stress — even if you decide to break some of the more old-fashioned rules.Wedding invitation etiquette is the most important before your write your wedding invitations. This is sometimes the first time your guests will know of your plans, so to make sure you make a great first impression, follow the simple rules of wedding invitation etiquette.So the more you can boil things down to simple, emotionless guidelines, the better.
But more importantly, if your grandmother follows the etiquette of a wedding invitation that you think is irrelevant, you may hurt her feelings when you really want to make her excited and happy.We can’t do that, can we?The sooner you start addressing your wedding invitations the better. The most organized brides will have their wedding invitations in hand at three months prior to the wedding.
Here are guidelines for how to address the inner and outer envelopes for common name situations. Remember, the inner envelope will not have an address. The outer envelope has the name and address.
- You should use Ms or Miss for a divorced female guest, always use Miss
- On the outer envelope use the invitee name only, but on the inner envelope you can add “and Guest”
- Use the invitees title and full name on the outer envelope, and just the title and last name on the inner envelope
- The correct way to invite the children of your guests is that add the first names only of the children on the inner envelope under the names of the parents
- If the couple you want to invite are not married but are living together, address the outer and inner envelopes with their names.
These are just some of the challenges of writing a wedding invitation, and proper wedding invitation etiquette is not difficult once you understand the rules.Hope you have a perfect wedding from every aspect. Good for you!