Addressing your Wedding Invitations
We get lots of questions about the best way to address guests on wedding invitations. We’ve put together a quick guide to the etiquette behind addressing your guests correctly, without causing any offence. Formal titles are traditional, but we also recommend no titles for less-formal events.
Mr. John and Mrs. Sophia Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
John and Sophia Smith
Married Couple with Different Last Names
Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Sophia Devine
John Smith and Sophia Devine
Unmarried Couple Living Together
Mr. John Smith
Ms. Sophia Devine
(On separate lines)
Ms. Jennifer Watson and Ms. Julia Moray
Jennifer Watson and Julia Moray
(Alphabetical order, or whomever is the closest acquaintance.)
The shortest wording option is to include the parents' names and “and Family” afterwards.
Mr. John and Mrs. Sophia Smith and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Family
John and Sophia Smith and family
For girls under 18, use the prefix 'Miss', for boys under 18 no title is needed.
Children 18 and Older
If children 18 and older do not live with their parents, they should receive their own invitations.
Ms. Sarah Smith
Doctors Jennifer and Thomas Smith
Dr. Jennifer and Mr. Thomas Smith
Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Jennifer Smith
We’ve included the most common circumstances that we’ve come across, but please get in touch if you need additional advice. We also have an Excel document that you can use to compile your delivery address list and / or name band list. Download the free Envelope Delivery Address template or the combined Envelope & Name band template.