Information

Please provide all names and addresses as accurately as possible. Your calligrapher will hand write in the exact manner as you have indicated on your list. Please use our Guest List Template for your convenience.

“Apt”, “St”, “Rd”, “Ave”, “S” and other directional addresses can be abbreviated on your list, your calligrapher will spell them out appropriately.

couples

For Married Couples where the couple shares the same last name, they should be addressed as:

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith

For Married Couples where the wife kept her maiden name or abbreviated her last name, they should be addressed as:

Mr. John Smith and Ms. Jane Colt

Mr. John Smith and Ms. Jane Colt-Smith

For Married Couples where one is a judge, a politician, doctor, etc., they should be addressed as:

Reverend and Mrs. John Smith

Dr. and Mrs. John Smith

Senator and Mrs. John Smith

Dr. Jane Smith and Mr. John Smith

Congresswoman Jane Smith and Mr. John Smith

For Unmarried Couples living together, they should be addressed as:

Mr. John Smith and Ms. Jane Colt

Mr. Jake Talbot and Mr. Owen Pharr

Ms. Susan James and Ms. Kelly Ott

children

Children who are over 18 or are no longer living with their parents should be sent a separate invitation.

For children under 18 and are living with their parents, they should be addressed on an inner envelope.

“and guest”

“and family”

Try to get the Guest and Family Names to be written out on the outer envelope. An inner envelope is preferred if you don’t have the Guest Name or the Family Names.

widowers

For female widowers, they should be addressed as:

Mrs. John Smith

Used to address Guest Names or “and Guest”, Family Names or “and Family”, as well as Children’s names

inner

envelopes

Addressing Layouts

Left Indentation

Left Indentation

Centered Indentation

Centered Indentation

 

For additional questions, please email me at grace@lolagracecalligraphy.com