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Addressing the Invitation

Question:

When addressing a wedding invitation to a widow, is her own first name used or that of her late husband?   Also, on the inside envelope, first names are eliminated, is that correct?  What about children under 18 - are their names written on the outside envelope?  What about the inside envelope?   Thank you so very much.  I will look forward to your answer.
Sincerely,

NAR

Dear NAR:

When addressing an invitation to a widow,  send it using her husband's name, such as Mrs. George Cunningham.    The inside envelope would be addressed to  Mrs. Cunningham.

Children's names are not written on the outside of the envelope, but they are written on the inside envelope if you want them to attend.    If you want to include them on the outside, address the envelope to Mr. and Mrs. Husband's Name and Children's Names.

Have a great wedding,


Question:

What is the correct way to address a wedding invitation to a widowed friend?  Do I use her first name or the name of her deceased husband?

Debbie S.

Dear Debbie:

Proper etiquette requires using a widow's husband's first name on the invitation, even when widowed for many years.  For example: The outer envelope would read, Mrs.  George Cunningham, and the inside envelope, Mrs. Cunningham.

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