The envelope makes the first impression, so choose a good quality paper with some heft to it. The next important thing should be hand address your invitations, whether by a calligrapher or by the couple. A wedding invitation should arrive looking personal. You want your guests to feel that your heart is in this thing, and that all of the pieces add up to a carefully considered choice. Follow these guidelines in addressing your envelopes to make sure you give your guests a great first impression.Spell out street, avenue, apartment, etc. Spell out state names, unless the state name won’t fit on one line. Mr. and Mrs. Are abbreviated, but spell out Doctor, Use Numerals in addresses.
The names of married couples belong on the same line, unless there’s a fit issue. The names of an unmarried couple go on two separate lines, with the name of the person you know first; if you know both, put the woman’s name first.The treatment of family invites depends on whether you’re using an inner envelope. If you are, you can simply write the couple’s names on the outer envelope, then go into further detail on the inner envelope, either by stating the children’s names from oldest to youngest, or by writing “family.”If you’re inviting someone with a guest, find out the guest’s name and write it on the envelope. If your guests’ is unsure of who their plus one will be put “and guest.”Write the return address on the back flap of the envelope, even if the post office asks you to put it on the front. Put apartment numbers on a separate line.Use titles and full names for formal invitations. The most formal invitation use middle names, never initials.Medical doctors should get Doctor before their name. Also use tiles with judges, government officials, clergy members, and military officers. If one member of a couple has a title and the other doesn’t the one with the title goes first.