Invitation Insider :: 3 Quick Tips for Addressing Your Envelopes


  1. Guest names should be written out with appropriate titles (for example, Mr., Mrs. Miss, etc.)  Ms. can be used for a single female over the age of 18.  Miss is appropriate for a single female under 18.
  2. Spell out all words in the address, like Street, Apartment, etc.  Also, you should spell out all house numbers under 20 (for example, Ten Main Street)
  3. City and state names should be spelled out too (for example, Washington, District of Columbia).

Bottom line – when in doubt, spell it out!

Here is an example to use as a guide:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith
Thirteen Maple Avenue
Apartment 210
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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