Hosts and Hostesses

Hosts and Hostesses 

On the invitation, the exact rank in the peerage of the host and/or hostess is given on all types of invitation.

The word 'The' is usually omitted for the ranks of marquess and earl, and is aways omitted for viscount and baron, as well as their wives.

No prefixes - such as 'The Right Hon', 'The Hon' or 'Her Excellency' - appear before the name. No letters are placed after the name.

Joint Parties

If there is more than one hostess, their names are placed one after the other. The first name corresponds to the address to which the replies are to be sent.

If a joint party is to be held at a hostess's house and the replies are to be sent to her, her name is placed first on the invitation, irrespective of any title held.

If the hostesses are to deal with replies separately, their addresses are placed from left to right at the foot of the card, in the same order as their names.

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