How to Address Wedding Invitations

Hey Ya’ll! I hope everyone had a Fantastic Veterans Day Holiday! I know I sure did enjoy laying low and having the day off. It was the a Perfect Monday complete with a new episode of NBC’s The Blacklist. Did you see last night’s episode? OMG! OMG!!

Ok, Back to the reason we’re here…

Being in the wedding industry and having planned over 20 weddings this past year I have been asked numerous times, “How do you properly address wedding invitations?”. Some Brides budgets don’t allow for them to hire a calligrapher but still want to make sure addressing her invites is done properly. My friends over a Kim Box Photography host a feature post each week on their blog titled, “Wedding Wednesday”. A couple weeks back it was all about the process of addressing invitations. Since the post, I have sent it to 2 brides who have asked that infamous question. Kara of Kara Anne Paper created these awesome graphics to give Brides a prettier visual of how it should be done.


“Remember it’s important to include the children’s names on the inner envelope. If you do not, guest will assume that only adults are invited. If you invitations do not include inner envelopes it is acceptable to include their names on the outer envelope. Children under 18 can be included on their parents invitation. If they are over the age of 18 and still living at home it is best to send he or she their on invitation.”, Kara Says!


Addressing invitations to Couples or Families is actually the easy part. Addressing Invitations to a Doctor, can be a little tricky. Kara created another graphic to make sure everyone is on the same page and gets those invites addressed just right.


I hope this quick post was a helpful  “how to” to all you Brides to be. Be sure to keep an eye out on Wedding Wednesday from Kim Box Photography– Exciting post from local Planners, Calligraphers, Designers and there’s always pretty pictures too! Happy Tuesday!

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