Q&A: Invitations: Addressing One to a Professor?

Q:

How do you address a person who is a Ph.D.? Is it Dr. Mark Donovan or Mr. Mark Donovan, Ph.D.? I haven't seen this question answered in any books or magazines.

A:

For the outer envelope, you can use Mark Donovan, Ph.D. (no Mr.), Doctor Mark Donovan (though this title is usually used only by medical doctors), or Professor Mark Donovan. For the inner, use Dr. Donovan or Professor Donovan.


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot