Etiquette 103

How do I address a married couple where the female is a doctor?

As we know from Etiquette 102, the woman’s name always goes first. So, even though a couple is married – and they might even have the same last name – she is addressed first.* Also, please note that is is common to use ‘Dr.’ (abbreviated). Using ‘Doctor’ (spelled out) is usually reserved for the most formal of occasions: black or white tie. Though using ‘Dr.’ or ‘Doctor’ is a personal decision.

Dr. Meghan Lewis and

Mr. Thomas Stoneking

(address)

How do I address a married couple that are both doctors with the same last name?

The Doctors Lewis

If the man is a doctor, you would address the envelope the same as a standard envelope:

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Stoneking

*The Wedding Blue Book, Crane and Co.

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