Addressing your wedding invitations can be trickier than it sounds. You need to be specific with the addressees in the inner and outer envelopes so it's clear to your guests if they can bring companions, or if they should come alone. To help you address your invitations properly, check out our four simple tips below. (Generally, if you only have one envelope, follow the rules for the outer envelope.)
If you're inviting a single person and it's alright for them to bring a date, address both your guest and his/her date. Use two separate lines for addressing them.
Outer envelope: Dr. Juan dela Cruz
Ms. Anna Santos
Inner envelope: Dr. dela Cruz and Ms. Santos
In case you'll allow your guest to bring a date but you don't know who your guest is bringing, then address the invitation to that person and his/her guest. Addressing the invitation to only one person says that you are only inviting your guest, and that you'd rather s/he not bring a date. (In this case, follow the rule for the inner envelope if you only have one envelope.)
Outer envelope: Mr. Juan dela Cruz
Inner envelope: Mr. dela Cruz and Guest
If you're inviting a couple, but not their children, then you address the invitation to the couple. This is also how you address a couple if your wedding is an adults-only affair, and you want to inform them of that detail without having to say it outright.
Outer envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Juan Dela Cruz
Inner envelope: Mr. and Mrs. Dela Cruz
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