Wedding Invitations Inner Envelopes

Did you ever wonder why there is such a thing? The tradition goes back to the days when invitations were delivered by hand. The wedding invitation was delivered to the invitee’s home, with the name and address on the outer envelope so it could be delivered with ease. Before the invitation ever made it to the recipient, the outer envelope was removed and discarded by the butler or personal valet and only the inner envelope was presented to the master of the house.

Traditionally, inner envelopes read:
     Mr. and Mrs. Johnson

with no first names or address. If children are being invited, it would read:
     Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
     Miss Johnson (if there is more than one girl, first names should be used as well)

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