Military Brides

How do I properly address an invitation?

Neither my fiance or I are in the military, but a lot of his friends are, so I thought you ladies could probably help.  We're having a formal wedding, how do I properly address the invitations to his buddies and their wives?  Right now, after doing a lot of internet research that says conflicting things, we currently have:

First Lieutenant John Doe, United States Marine Corps
and Mrs. Jane Doe
Address
Address

Is this correct? 

Re: How do I properly address an invitation?

  • It's really your choice, but if you're not having a military wedding you do not have to address their invitation with their rank.  Personally I would just address it the same as all of your other invitiations.  Unless you know for sure that they go by their rank on a regular everyday basis.
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  • I agree with beach and I'm going to assume that they probably dont go by their rank on and everyday, regular basis. Beach- its been a while :-) I've missed you
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  • I personally would use their rank, same as I would address an MD by their title. However, that's how you would put them in a program or whatever. To address an invitation to them, I would just put, "Lt. and Mrs. John Smith" or whatever. They know what branch they're in.
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  • My quote button seems to have disappeared.  Anyways, I'd go with what the previous poster said.
  • I'm going to ditto Stan.  Their rank is their title and should be used to address them on an invitation. 
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  • BinxRoseBinxRose member
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    edited April 2012
    Threadjack:

    lrh17, the "reply to this post" is the new "quote" button! Took me a bit to figure that out.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_military-brides_how-do-i-properly-address-an-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:13Discussion:be1be08c-3a26-4692-b248-3216541511bePost:3f1ed8d4-45b9-49d0-8ab4-fa22bd5db5d6">Re: How do I properly address an invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Threadjack: lrh17, the "reply to this post" is the new "quote" button! <strong>Took me a bit to figure that out.</strong>
    Posted by BinxRose[/QUOTE]
    Gah i know!! It's annoying me!! :)
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  • In Response to Re:How do I properly address an invitation?:[QUOTE]Threadjack: lrh17, the "reply to this post" is the new "quote" button! Took me a bit to figure that out. Posted by BinxRose[/QUOTE]

    Ohhh haha, thanks!
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