Addressing A Card to A Couple Living Together But Not Married

by Michele A. Beaver
(Pasadena, Texas)

When mailing a card or letter to a couple that are living together (for 5 years) but not married or engaged, how do you address the card or letter? Is it with both of their names, with the man's name first, and the lady's name under the man's name? Just wondering what is "politically correct", as they say. Thank you. From Michele in Pasadena, Texas

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Correct spelling is an important part of etiquette NEW
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Please correct "right" to "write". Giving instructions to others when misspelling words is not good etiquette.

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Addressing A Card to A Couple Living Together But Not Married NEW
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The invitation should be addressed to the person/ friend that you are acquainted with, and the other person " & Guest"... or right out their names, with the the friend being listed first.
So it's "Ms Mary Browning & Guest" or "Ms. Mary Browning and Mr.John White"

But NEVER address them as Mr & Mrs. and the rule is the friend is really the guest and the other person, is a guest because of the friend.

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