- Use your file cards and carefully address the envelopes, marking each with a check as you complete it.
- Address both the inner and outer envelopes in the same handwriting.
- Always write “and”. Symbols are not permissible.
- “John” not “J”. No initials are permissible. If you do not know what the initials stand for, omit them.
- Never write “and Family”.
- Write out “Forty-first”. Use no figures except or the house numbers and the zip code.
- Write out “East,” “West,” “North,” and “South”.
- Write out “Street,” “Boulevard”, “Road,” and so on.
- Spell out the State–Alabama– again, no abbreviations.
- Children under sixteen may be included by writing their names in a line below their parents’ names on the inner envelope. Older children in the family should receive a separate
- All invitations must be handwritten, preferably in permanent ink. Never typewrite an address on a formal invitation.
- Place invitations in the inner ungummed envelope. Folded invitations are inserted with the folded edge down.
- The inner envelope is inserted in the outer envelope upper side up so that the writing faces the back of the outer envelope.
- Always send invitations and announcements scaled, first class mail.
Wedding announcements are usually sent to people who are not invited to the ceremony and reception.