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.

married couple
married couple

- shared last name Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Bravo

married couple
married couple

- 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

ESTABLISHED COUPLE
ESTABLISHED COUPLE

- 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

ESTABLISHED COUPLE
ESTABLISHED COUPLE

- 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

MARRIED FEMALE DOCTOR
MARRIED FEMALE DOCTOR

- 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

ADULT LIVING AT HOME
ADULT LIVING AT HOME

- They get their own invite. A separate invitation goes to parents. Ms. Megan Ridings

CHILDREN/FAMILIES
CHILDREN/FAMILIES

- 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

SAME SEX COUPLE
SAME SEX COUPLE

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.