2 Months to Go: It’s Time to Send Out the Invitations!
Congrats! You're in the home stretch!
Now comes the task of mailing out your invitations. Here are just a few etiquette tips to keep in mind as you address those pretties for your friends and family:
"Street," "Post Office Box" and "Apartment" should all be written in full. The same is true for city and state names and house numbers smaller than 20. "Mr. and Mrs." generally are abbreviated.
Your guests' entire names should be written on the outer envelopes. Address married couples as "Mr. and Mrs.," followed by the husband's first and last name. It's also fine to list both full names. When a woman keeps her maiden name, the names are written in alphabetical order: Ms. Susan Jones and Mr. John Smith. For an unmarried couple who live together, write the names on two lines.
If the wife is a doctor, her full name comes first, as in "Doctor Jessica and Mr. Ben Graham." When the husband is a doctor, the titles appear as "Doctor and Mrs." and if both husband and wife are doctors, the envelope should say "Drs. Jessica and Ben Graham." A single woman (unless she's a doctor) should be addressed as "Ms." If she's under 21, use "Miss."
Other things to do this month:
Write your vows.
- Purchase gifts for parents, attendants and each other.
- Run down the décor checklist to make sure you've thought of everything!
- Give ceremony and reception site managers a wedding timeline/schedule of vendor delivery and setup times, plus contact numbers.
- Are you sure you've done everything?