Mr. John and Mrs. Jill Smith
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Married with Different Last Names
List the person you're closest with first on both envelopes. If you're equally close with both, list them alphabetically.
Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Jill Baker
Mr. Smith and Mrs. Baker
John and Jill
Unmarried Couple Living Together
Similarly to married couples, both names will be on the envelopes, but each gets their own line.
Mr. Frank Porter
Ms. Lily Hunt
The rules are the same as any other unmarried or married couple. If they are married, list their names on the same line.
Mr. Mark Thomson and Mr. Bill Green
Mark Thomson and Bill Green
Mr. Thomson and Mr. Green
Mark and Bill
Married Woman Doctor or Two Married Doctors
If a woman uses her maiden name both professionally and socially:
Dr. Anne Jones and Mr. Peter Parks
If she uses her husband's name socially:
Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Parks
If both parties are doctors:
Doctors Anne and Peter Parks
Dr. Jones and Mr. Parks
The Doctors Parks
Other Distinguished Titles
The same rules for doctors applies for titles like military personnel, judges, reverends, etc. If both titles don't fit on one line, indent the second line.
The Honorable Jane Marker and Lieutenant Brad Kelly, U.S. Navy
Captains Jane and Brad Kelly,
Judge Marker and Lieutenant Kelly, U.S. Navy
The Captains Kelly
Families with Children
Younger guests should be included on the inner envelope of their parents' invitation by their name(s). They should be left off of the outer envelope. Girls under 18 should be addressed as "Miss", and boys under 18 do not need a title.
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Steel
James, George, Miss Kate, and Miss Penny
Singles 18 and Over
Unless they live at home with their parents, everyone 18 and over should receive their own invitation.
Ms. Ashley Hart
Mr. Sam Jones