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Wedding Stickers for Invitations & Address Labels for Wedding Invitations

One of the most exciting parts of preparing wedding invitations is when it comes to arranging them into their designated envelope and finally securing them for delivery. It will be much easier if you already have your guest’ addresses handy long before you started arranging the envelope, so you don’t have to wait till they are ready to be shipped out. To make it even easier for you, we’ve pulled out five important things you don’t wanna miss when labeling wedding invitations envelopes.   

 

Use formal names (no nicknames) on wedding labels for invitations envelopes.

While it’s still acceptable to put a nickname on the envelope if you have the delivery address to a house, placing nicknames instead of formal names on invitations to an apartment building or office will confuse the driver and the receptionist. There is a high chance the invitation won’t reach your recipient as the driver can not find them by their nickname. Therefore, we highly recommend using formal names for envelopes. You can keep those nicknames between you two by using them on your wedding invitations only (not the envelopes), or if you’re keen, you can put the nickname in a bracket between their first and last names (e.g “John (Captain) Spears”). 

 

Spell out all words such as Apartment, Avenue, Street on your wedding invitations labels 

When creating your wedding stickers for invitations, make sure your addresses are clear and easy to understand is essential, especially if your wedding invitations are going across the globe. A shorter version of commonly used words in your area might be unfamiliar to some people. Therefore, spelling out all words might help ensure your mail is going to the correct address. Avoiding ambiguity can also prevent your mail from being delayed in delivery. 

 

Make sure addresses are complete (including your wedding invitations return address labels)

The most important part of sending a letter/invitation is to make sure that they reach your recipients. Some people have their invitations returned only because they submitted incomplete addresses. This won’t be a significant problem if it gets noticed instantly (or within a few days); however, most of the time, you need more than two weeks until your invitations are returned. When you finally receive them, it might be too late to confirm the correct address to your guest and re-send one. 

 

Use easy-to-read fonts

We know that when it comes to choose font for your invitations, the option are nearly endless. Some people love script and handwriting fonts as they look more romantic and handmade, however this is the type of the font that we tend to avoid when creating envelope printing. Keeping the envelope beautiful is one thing, but making sure we don’t put too much pressure on the postman by keeping them easy to read is another thing. If you’re keen to use script writing or calligraphy on the envelope, you can use it on the recipient name and write the addresses using serif/sans-serif font. 

 

Add return address labels for wedding invitations

Even though putting a return address label on the back of your envelope is not a must, it will be very helpful on some occasions e.g. your recipient address is unknown and the post office needs to return the package to you. It might need a bit of time to reach your address again, but at least you will be rest assured that it won’t stuck anywhere and ends up on some stranger’s front door. 

 

 

Optional tips on custom guest address labels for wedding invitations

Use abbreviations such as Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Jr

Depending on your preference; you can use abbreviations such as Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Jr if you prefer the formal way of addressing wedding invitations. Please ensure that you use the correct abbreviations before deciding to do so, as it will be awkward if the guest finds out that they are being addressed incorrectly (e.g confusion between Mrs. and Ms. for a married and unmarried women). 

 

Add country details on the address

If your guests are located within the country, adding country details is not necessary. Therefore, you can scratch that and keep your address writing short. However, if it’s going to another country, it is very important to write the country name on both the recipient and return address (if you have it). On some cases where your invitation doesn’t reach your recipient, it can be returned to your address at some point. 

 

Examples on guest address labels for wedding invitations 

 

Here are some examples on how to address return labels for wedding invitations, categorized by who you are addressing them to (single, married couple, un-married couple, family).

 

To a single person

 

Informal:

Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

Formal:

Ms. Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

To a single person with plus one

When addressing envelope, only write down the name of the people you know. If you’re expecting your guest to bring their plus one along, you can personalise your actual wedding invitation to read ‘Guest name + 1’.

 

 

To married couples

If your guests are a married couple and they share the same surname, you can combine their names together. 

 

Informal:

Josh and Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

Formal:

Mr. Josh and Mrs. Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

To unmarried couples

If you are addressing wedding invitation envelopes to an unmarried couple or married couple with different surnames, you will need to mention both of their complete names. With the formal version with abbreviations, make sure you use the correct Mrs. and Ms. 

 

Informal:

Josh Gill and Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

Formal:

Mr. Josh Gill and Ms. Savannah Allen

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

To a family

When addressing an invitation to a family, you can either mention all the names invited or just write their family name. 

 

Contemporary: 

The Allens

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

Traditional: 

Josh and Savannah Allen, Lola and Eva

23 Manton Road

Oakleigh South, VIC 3121

Australia

 

There are different ways of writing addresses on envelopes which you can choose. You can choose to print it directly on the envelope, or print on clear address labels for wedding invitations and stick them on your envelope. What’s important is to make sure they are clear, complete and easy to read. Some people love to handwrite the addresses to give a personal touch, but it will be a pain if you have more than a hundred addresses to write on. Paperlust provides envelope printing services for only $0.2 per address, saving you an hour of assembling and cramped hands. This service is available for any purchase of invitation and envelopes. So, if it’s efficiency that is essential for you, adding a few bucks to your wedding invitation purchase can be a total lifesaver. Customise your wedding invitation here and choose your favorite envelope address writing and return labels for wedding invitations from the selection.