Q&A: Invitations: Addressing One to an Unmarried Couple?

Q:

How do you address an invitation to an unmarried couple living together?

A:

When you're inviting a couple who lives together -- or a married couple with different last names, or an engaged couple for that matter -- list each name on a separate line on the outer envelope, alphabetically by last name, like so:

Mr. Richard Buxton
Ms. Ariel Dekovic


Put the names on the same line on the inner envelope, sans first names:

Mr. Buxton and Ms. Dekovic


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