Westlake Village, California
Guest Addressing on Envelopes
Do not use any abbreviations except: Mr., Mrs., Ms. Dr. or Jr. All Names should be completely spelled out such as:
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Andrew Klein
If you know the full middle name, you can use it, if not, do not use initials, simply omit it
First names (without Mr., Mrs., etc.) or the phrase "and family" can be used for informal weddings but not formal weddings.
Married Couples Outer envelope:
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Klein
Traditionally, the husband's name goes first, unless his wife happens to have a professional title, in which case she should be addressed before him.
When addressing a married couple, always address both members of the married couple, even though you may only know one or know that only one will attend.
Married Couples (different last names)
Mr. Dean Forrester and Mrs. Allison Smith
Outer envelope (hyphenated name):
Mrs. Allison Smith-Forrester and Mr. Dean Forrester
Married Couples (with professional titles)
Outer envelope (male professional):
Doctor and Mrs. John Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Jones
Outer envelope (male judge):
The Honorable and Mrs. Mark Darcy
Judge and Mrs. Darcy
Outer envelope (female married judge):
The Honorable Elizabeth Darcy and Mr. Mark Darcy
Judge and Mr. Darcy
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