Post # 1
Hive, I need your help, please!
I’m about to start addressing our wedding invitations, and am wondering: is there any way of addressing married couples that don’t involve either of these constructions? –
Mr and Mrs Charlie Brown
Mr and Mrs Brown
I’d like to include the wife’s first name, but is there a way of doing this without some awkward construction or getting rid of their titles? – for example:
Charlie and Lucinda Brown
Your collective wisdom would be very much appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
I think “Charlie and Lucinda Brown” works perfectly.
Post # 4
I think “Charlie and Lucinda Brown” works perfectly too,but if you absolutely don’t want to lose the titles, you could do “Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Lucinda Brown.” That is really long and awkward, though.
Post # 5
I addressed all mine differently depending on how traditional I thought the couple was, whether I knew a spouse’s name, age, or how close I am to them.
Several of the bridal party members are married, so for theirs and other close married friends I used the form:
“Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Lucinda Brown.” Just slightly awkward, but I think it works. As you can see, I’m no member of the etiquette police. 🙂
Post # 6
We did all of ours as “Lucinda and Charlie Brown” – i read somewhere that you are never supposed to separate the man’s first name from the lastname.