So here are new and modern solutions for how to address your wedding invitations . Be Respectful. Use First Names. Use Titles. Special Titles First. Respect Different Last Names. Treat Married and Unmarried Couples the Same. Treat Heterosexual and Same-Sex Couples the Same. No Nicknames, Mostly.
For Two Envelopes If the whole family is invited, use the family name or only the names of the parents on the outer envelope: The Simpson Family . —or— Mr. & Mrs. Homer Simpson. Then list the first names of all invited family members on the inner envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Simpson. Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. —or—
The envelope can be addressed The Doctors Smith or if keeping the names separate, then the woman’s name is first. If using their degrees, then leave off the ” Dr .” Drs. Mary and John Smith.
The address on a wedding invitation should be handwritten; printed labels are not appropriate (though calligraphy done by computer directly on the envelope is gaining popularity and acceptability).
Where do you put the return address on wedding invitations ? The return address usually goes on the back flap of the envelope. Don’t forget that the RSVP envelope should also be printed with this address (and should include postage).
The address you are mailing to should be written as follows: Recipient’s name. Business’s name (if applicable) Street address (with apartment or suite number) City, State and ZIP code (on the same line)* Country*
To a Married Couple Should you choose to include both persons’ names , the outer envelope can be addressed as Mr . and Mrs . HIS_FIRSTNAME LASTNAME. An alternate version includes both names as Mr .
Beginning the letter Most formal letters will start with ‘Dear’ before the name of the person that you are writing to: ‘Dear Ms Brown,’ or ‘Dear Brian Smith,’ You can choose to use first name and surname, or title and surname. ‘Dear Sir/Madam,’ Remember to add the comma.
Dear [Recipient’s name], I am writing you to request copies of my medical records. I was treated in your office on [xx/xx/xxxx]. Please include all of my charts, test results, and consultation notes including referrals regarding my medical care.
Married Couple, Both Doctors In the case of married doctors and the wife has taken her husband’s last name, it is proper to use: The Doctors . Another acceptable option: Drs. Barbara and John Kline.
Helvetica: Helvetica is probably one of the most commonly used type fonts and has been around since 1957. It is a widely used sans serif type that has a clean, simple feel to it and is easy to read. Helvetica is a great choice for more detailed information within a brochure or flyer.
The trick to printing an envelope is knowing which way to feed the envelope into your printer . Word gets information from your printer and shows you the right feed option. Go to Mailings > Envelopes , and enter delivery and return addresses .
Don’t get creative with ink color Black is great. Dark blue is great. Dark purple is probably okay. Anything else is not going to be picked up by the mail scanning cameras as well.