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.
Wedding Invitation Etiquette is just one of the many aspects of your planning that should not be overlooked. 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.
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.