Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names? Back
NovemberSue Posted: Jul 16, 2002 03:14 PM+
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Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

Friends of ours are getting married next week & we just learned that the bride is keeping her last name. How do we address their invitations? Mr John Doe & Mrs Jane Smith?
tlcoady Posted: Jul 16, 2002 03:16 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

I would think exactly the way that you just wrote it. Mr. John Smith & Ms. Mary Jones. That's what I am doing.
Sonicstef Posted: Jul 16, 2002 03:34 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

Don't know what is proper but here is how Im doing it:

Mr. Robert Smith
Mrs. Samatha Jones
LaurenS Posted: Jul 16, 2002 04:16 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

Some women who don't change their name use the Mr. and Mrs. title for social purposes. I had the same situation and I asked the couple how I should address their invitation
stacedz Posted: Jul 16, 2002 05:07 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

I saw somewhere exactly how Stef put it was etiquette.
ChristineC68 Posted: Jul 16, 2002 06:56 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

It depends on the relationship with the couple. If say the wife is your friend it would be

Mrs. Mary Jones
Mr. John Smith

If the relationship is with the husband it would be the other way with Mr John Smith first.
Niecey Posted: Jul 16, 2002 08:41 PM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

Not sure what is right but this is what I am doing....

I only have the situation where the wife is my/our friend. In any case where I have this I am not close to the husband. I am addressing the outer envelope to the girl (Ms. Melissa Smith) and on the inner envelope I am putting both first names (Melissa and Dennis).
yabbobay Posted: Jul 18, 2002 08:59 AM+
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Re: Dumb question: How do you address 2 people who are married but have different last names?

I did on two different lines...alphabetically...

Ms. Mary Jones and
Mr. John Smith

except for relatives...then I put the relative first...
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