The typical American family, if it ever existed anywhere outside of a Norman Rockwell painting,
has become a unique + multifaceted.
At Más+Millie we certainly have an appreciation for "the proper way" of things + we're happy to educate you in the formal standards of address. And while there are some etiquette rules we will advise you not to break out of respect regardless of the situation, we also feel that you + your event are just as wonderfully unique as your guests,
which means you have some options.
Below you will find both formal + casual options for some common + not-so-common guest combinations,
assuming only outer envelopes are being used.
- shared last name Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Bravo
- different last names Address the closest acquaintance first. If you consider them equally as close to you, you may address alphabetically by last name. Mr. Lucas Bravo & Mrs. Mila O'Malley
- living together Address the closest acquaintance first. If you consider them equally as close to you, you may address alphabetically by last name. Ms. Mila O'Malley & Mr. Lucas Bravo
- living separately You know + love them both. Send one invite to the closest acquaintance, their name first + write out second name. Or determine alphabetically. Mr. Lucas Bravo & Ms. Mila Lynne
- A name of distinction will ALWAYS be listed first. If both are of note, go by alphabetical order or your preference. Dr. Jennifer & Mr. Brian Diaz
- They get their own invite. A separate invitation goes to parents. Ms. Megan Ridings
- They get their own line under parents. No "&" necessary. If ALL children are under 18 + invited, you may say "& family" after parents' names. Mr. & Mrs. Christian Bravo Lucas Bravo
Use the same rules you would for any other unmarried or married couple. If the couple is married, list the names on the same line.