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Address & send your nuptial invites
The opening of a marriage invite is different from the opening of another postal item. A lot of attention is paid to treating both the inner and external shell. There are several inserts that usually go with the invitations themselves, and there is a carefully thought-out order in which they are placed in the outside envelope, and even a few things to remember when you post them.
Take your ample opportunity to contact, compile and send all your invites. You can order additional inner and outside enclosures in case of failure. Take into account the response email that you want to use. Gift and visitor replies will probably be sent to the returns addressee on the outside envelope. When you want your visitors to respond to another email adress, use it for the response cards envelope or include it in the invite under the line name.
Organise the host guestlist in a useful way, e.g. on index tabs, in a computer data base or in a spread sheet. Special tip: If reply coupons are used, easily tag the back of each coupon with an identification number (keep an eye on your host guestlist ) if your customers fail to enter their name on your site.
Verify the way your guests' name is spelled before you address the envelope. Notices are always sent to both members of a family. Inside the envelope is the cover and surname of the persons called. In the case that a child is asked but does not receive a special invite, their name can be placed on a line below their parent's name on the inner envelope.
When no inner envelope is used, the child name will be placed on the envelope below the parent's name. James Darling and the two Darling kids, Sarah and Jonathan: It' also okay to spell well-known nicknames for the near family:
Normally, the external envelope is accessed by title, first name, last name and surname. Invitations to an unwed married couples with the same residence are sent with both addresses linked by "and". Country name can be fully typed or use the two-letter postcode acronym.
Usually an invitational is sent to a parent and an invitational to a child: Below you will find a listing of the most popular salutations. Always invite both members of a spouse, even if the spouse only knows one or knows that only one will participate. Inquiries to an esteemed single pair living at the same location are directed to Ms. Nancy Fellows and Mr. Scott Dunn on one line.
As it is unpleasant and unpersonal to call the outside envelope "Mr. James Smith and Guest", the two envelope system works well. and the inside envelope to Mr. James Smith and Guest. "If you are using only one envelope, attach a brief memo to your invitation:
"Darling James, you're welcome to take a special guest to your marriage. "If there is enough free and James provides the information, you can also invite his visitor. If you are using two envelope types (inside and outside), place the invite (folded ledge first for a folding invite, ledge first for a folding invite, ledge second for a folding invite) so that when you open the envelope cover you see the side of the invite that is imprinted.
If there are attachments - response cards and envelopes, maps, print route descriptions, etc. - they are placed on the print side of the invitations, with their print sides up, in the order of the smallest side up.
When used, they are placed at the top of the invitations and under the inserts. Once the invite is pleated, it is placed in the hem. Then the inner envelope is placed inside the inner envelope, unclosed, so that the name(s) of the guest(s) is displayed when the inner envelope is raised.
Prior to closing the outside envelope, double and triplicate checks should be made to ensure that the inside and outside envelope have the same name. Prior to buying a stamp, take an assorted letter of invite to the mail and have it weigh.
Ask your local mailroom if it is possible to have your envelope postmarked by hand-stamp.