Jump to content


HELP! What is the correct way to address inner and outer wedding invitation envelopes?

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Afaybik

  • Newbie
  • 99 posts

    Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:41 PM

    Anyone have any advice on the correct way to address inner and outer wedding invitation envelopes.  Is it proper to use clear labels on the outer envelope or must they be handwritten to make them more personal.  My daughter's wedding is in May in Mexico and we have to rush out the invitations so we were wanting to know if most people are handwritting the envelopes or printing them with clear stickers.  If you're handwritting them, do you print or do script lettering.


    Thanks for your help!

    #2 JayKay

    • Sr. Member
    • 3,472 posts
    • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
    • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
    • LocationSouthern Alberta

    Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:07 PM

    We printed labels on our computer as it makes it easier to read and takes way less time.  I dont think there is a proper way to do it, I think whatever feels right to you, and if you are in a rush to get them out whatever will be quicker for you.

    #3 BeachBridein11

    • Member
    • 610 posts

      Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:06 AM

      Etiquette is to hand write the outer envelope.  My mom will be addressing the envelopes in script(return address was printed).

      Married in Paradise!!

      June 17th, 2011

      Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

      #4 acireta

      • Site Supporter
      • 750 posts

        Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:57 AM

        I've always heard: formal names and address on the outside envelope (Mr. & Mrs. John Doe) and informal names on the inner envelope (John & Mary), all handwritten, all in script, with "And guest" only included on the inner envelope.


        But really, do what feels right and looks best with the style of invitation. Our invites are less formal, so we're throwing traditional addressing etiquette to the wind. We're doing envelope wraps, printed by computer and no inner envelope (just a boarding pass ticket jacket). Shame on us LOL

        Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

        Planning Thread

        Wedding & AHR Pics

        0 user(s) are reading this topic

        0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users