Wedding Addresses


wedding addresses

Weddings are events full of traditions, routine and etiquette. Whether a couple chooses to follow routine or not, there are still basic rules of etiquette which many guests expect to have followed. As such, there are established grammatical and style rules which brides may find quite handy.

First, it is important to discern the style that you might want to use. It should probably reflect the style of the entire wedding, to ensure a cohesive and seamless event. Thus, if your event is formal or ultra-formal, your style will be very different than a casual or non-traditional wedding. The materials used and the addressing styles will be different, depending on formal or casual wedding.

For a formal wedding, you will likely want to use embossed invitations from a printer, often in a script font and a classic colour. They will also likely have several enclosures, tissues between layers, and printed on a high-quality card stock. These invitations should follow the standard pattern of addressing, using etiquette rules and curvy penmanship.

The first line will include a title for all adults (Mr., Dr., Rev., Mrs., Miss), first name without abbreviation, and last name. Wives should be referred to by the husband's name, although this practice is changing. (Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Wells) or (Mr. Quentin Wells and Mrs. Erica Wells).

The second line for a formal invitation will follow, in block style, with the street address. The next line will follow, in block style again, with the city and province. The country and post code will be the last line.

All invitations will have a return address in the top left-hand corner and appropriate postage on the top right-hand corner, affixed squarely and neatly. For a more causal wedding, you will likely use a freer text and more familiar style. You may include a picture or poem as well. These invitations will likely be printed from a supply store, or even from your own computer. They might be hand-made or hand written, but be sure penmanship is still impeccable.

There may be fewer enclosures and likely not the tissue between layers. There may or may not be enclosures, and you may accept RSVP by email or phone such that return envelopes with postage are not required. The addressing of these invitations is often freer, but only in the top line. Addressing a person by title is much less obligatory, especially for good friends. (Jack and Jill Bales) or (Mr. and Mrs. Bales . The lines that follow, in block style, are the same for both formal and informal styles, as these standards are determined by etiquette and post office rules.

Of course, if you choose to issue invitations by email (for casual and non-traditional only; never for formal), then the addressing rules don't apply. With these guidances, a bride and groom will certainly find the chore of addressing invitations much less onerous. Just be sure to stay true to your style, use perfect penmanship regardless of style used, and follow all rules of the post office.

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