Addressing Outer Envelopes

ADDRESSING ETIQUETTE if using a SINGLE OUTER ENVELOPE
(also see Addressing Etiquette if using an outer and inner envelope)

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
.
Doctors Anita and George Anderson
(Man’s first and last name stay together)
or
Doctor Anita Anderson and Mr. George Johnson
(Title comes first)
.
Mr. John Doe and Guest
Ms. Jane Doe and Guest
or
Ms. Jane Doe and Escort
.
Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and Family
.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Evans
Susan and Andrew Evans (children)
.
Children 13 or older can be:
Emily Smith, Miss Emily Smith
Alex Smith, Mr. Alex Smith, Mister Alex Smith
Emily and Alex Smith
………………………………………
If you must use both names for a married couple
Jane and John Smith
or
Ms. Jane and Mr. John Smith
(Notice the wife is now Ms. and the man is listed 2nd so his first and last name stay together)
.
If married with 2 diffferent names:
Ms. Jane Doe and Mr. John Smith
………………………………………
(sisters) Misses Melissa and Rachel Sachs
(brothers) Messrs. John and Andrew Preston
or
Mr. Alex Lane
Ms. Patricia Marx
Mr. Andrew Spencer
.
For more addressing ettiquette check out
ADDRESSING INVITATIONS PROPERLY