Already married what name to use?!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What to do?!
    Maiden name : (6 votes)
    26 %
    Married name : (4 votes)
    17 %
    First name only : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I used my maiden name, people knew we were married but people still knew me under my maiden name so I sent them out like that. I’ve also seen where it says something like: Mr. And Mrs. Smith wish to invite you to the wedding of their daughter Jane Ann to Paul Andrew Thompson son of blah blah blah. Then you could skip the last name altogether. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    8071 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    eecuadrado:  the most formal and traditional way would be to list your parents at the top and then you First Middle to FI 1st Middle Last – which would leave it very conveniently vague!

    Post # 5
    Member
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    eecuadrado:  If you are already married, what is happening at the “wedding” in November?

    Post # 7
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    “YourFirstName MarriedLastName and HisFirstName MarriedLastName invite you to celebrate their marriage”

    Post # 8
    Member
    588 posts
    Busy bee

    You’ve legally changed your name already, so you can’t really use your maiden name. If you want to avoid doing so, you’ll have to make your invites less formal and just use, “YourFirstName and HisFirstName HisLastName”.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would use your married name, and phrase the invites like “celebrating their marriage” instead of “invited to the wedding” so its perfectly clear you’re getting weddinged and not married

    Post # 10
    Member
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    pixiecat:  This!

    You are already married and have legally changed your name accordingly. So your invitations ought to go out in that name. Also, you should make it clear that you are inviting your guests to celebrate your marriage. Because you aren’t getting married but you are wanting to celebrate that happy occasion with the people who couldn’t attend your actual wedding.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would just put Mr. & Mrs. First Name Last Name, invite you to celebrate their marriage…etc. 

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