Q: I work for a company that specializes in wedding products for gay and lesbian couples and, because we offer wedding invitations and bill ourselves as "mother-approved shopping," we often get questions about proper etiquette when addressing envelopes and wedding gifts to gay and lesbian couples. Though this seems to be somewhat uncharted territory, I find that I am able to offer recommendations to my clients that follow the basic rules of respect, or that can be modified off of traditional etiquette for heterosexual unmarried couples or those married couples who do not share the same last names. With the recent shift in legal marriage, however, I have found myself stuck in how to best answer this question:. How do I address a wedding invitation to a lesbian gay married couple who have the same last name? Can one add both names with something along the lines of Mrs. Betty Jones?
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There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page. We are invited to a wedding, the son of a past co-worker and who we barely know and the bride we have never met. What is the right way to addressing the gift envelope before the couple actually wed? Do we sign it Mr and Mrs.
Consider this your official etiquette guide. Brides and grooms inviting a same-sex couple to their wedding may wonder about the proper way to address the invitation. In general, the etiquette of invitation addressing varies from couple to couple, and is often influenced by the formality of your wedding.
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