How To Address Your Wedding Invites

Beacon Lane confession…we are obsessed with every detail of the invite, down to the format of the guest’s address. If everything about your day is going to be perfect – why shouldn’t the envelope of your invite be made to match?

When starting to organize and format your guest’s addresses, a few tips to consider:

1. do you want a formal or casual tone? To decide on this, we suggest look back at the tone of your invitation and match the type of wording used on your ceremony card.

2. commit on consistency a.k.a SPELL EVERYTHING OUT. This means apartment instead of apt. or Street instead of St. Spelling out words just gives off a finished look, and sets the tone for your wedding.

3. single people let your single people know if they can bring a guest or not. In the olden days, invites used to use a double envelope (inside envelope would have the friend or family member’s name and “and guest” after it) the outside envelope would have the address). Nowadays, if the single people can bring a guest, this is written on the outer addressed envelope.

So we’ve addressed literally thousands of envelopes – and most of them end up following the same format. Here’s a few examples most common types of addresses we use:

formal single

Ms. Rachel Green
124 Mooney Street
Brooklyn, New York
10298

formal single & guest
Ms. Rachel Green and Guest
124 Mooney Street
Brooklyn, New York
10298

formal married couple
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Geller
17240 Birchwood Lane
Boston, Massachusetts
01234

formal family & children
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Geller
Ben and Emma
17240 Birchwood Lane
Boston, Massachusetts
01234

casual single
Phoebe Buffay
701 67th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
01234

casual single & guest
Phoebe Buffay and Guest
701 67th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
01234

casual married couple
Monica and Chandler Bing
123 Fake Street
Apartment 5E
New York, New York
10201

casual family
The Burkey Family
123 Fake Street
New York, New York
10201

formal unmarried couple
Mr. Chandler Bing
Ms. Monica Gellar
123 Fake Street
New York, New York
10201

casual unmarried couple
Chandler Bing and Monica Gellar
123 Fake Street
New York, New York
10201

Hopefully this helps makes the guest addressing process a little less stressful. If you have any tips or tricks you used when collecting addresses from family or friends – Share below! We’d love to hear.

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