How To Address A Wedding Invitation To A Married Couple If The Woman Uses Her Maiden Name
VideoJug shows you how to traditionally address your wedding invitation to a married couple if the woman uses her maiden name. Follow wedding address etiquette with VideoJug and you can't go wrong!
Step 1: You Will Need
- Your wedding guest list with addresses
- A second name and address list with the proper wording
- A calligrapher or business which does machine calligraphy
Step 2: Determine The Status Of Your Guest
What is the status of your guests? Are they married? If so, does she go by his name or her maiden name? Is either one of them a doctor or have a PhD? It is essential you know the answers to these questions.
Step 3: Determine The Outer Envelope Address
OK, they are married, live together and are not doctors, but she goes by her maiden name. So on the outer envelope, that's the one the postman will see, you will address the names on two separate lines. On line one, address it "Mrs.", her first name, her last name. On line two, address it "Mr.", his first name, his last name.
And remember, no matter how nicely addressed and pretty the invitation is, it will not get there if you send it to the wrong address…so always make sure you have the right address!
Step 4: Determine The Inner Envelope Address
Now it's time to address the inner envelope which holds the actual wedding invitation. Here you will address it again on two separate lines. On line one, address it ""Mrs.", her last name. On line two, address it "Mr.", his last name.
Step 5: Take The List To Your Calligrapher To Print
When you have finished with your address list all you have left to do is give it to your calligrapher to address the envelopes.
If the cost of hand calligraphy is an issue, keep in mind that many stationery shops offer machine calligraphy which looks very similar to hand calligraphy, but costs much less.