Announcing the newlyweds- Dr. or Mrs.?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How should we be announced when we enter the ceremony?
    Mr. & Mrs. John Doe : (23 votes)
    16 %
    Mr. & Mrs. John & Jane Doe : (84 votes)
    58 %
    Mr. & Dr. John Doe : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Mr. & Dr. John & Jane Doe : (32 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would say Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe if you’re comfortable with that. I personally like the Mr. and Mrs. John Doe because it is tradional and I just like the way it sounds, but there’s nothing wrong with putting your first name, I’m sure that is just as common in most places. But I would definitely leave off the Dr. part, that just sounds awkward to me. 

    Post # 4
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t like being called by his first name.  The only person who ever did it was my grandmother and I really hated it.  If you want to have it be Mrs, then go for that!

    Post # 5
    3731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Technically, if you’re using Dr., I believe you should be introduced as Dr. and Mr. Jane and John Doe.

    Post # 6
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    No, tons of women are uncomfortable with being referred to as Mrs. His first His last. But if I were you, I’d be celebrating that MD and go with Mr and Dr. Last name, or just Mr. and Mrs. Last name if that is what you want! All in all, the anouncement isn’t really important to anyone but you and your FI, so do what you want!

    Post # 8
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    At my sister’s wedding, they were introduced as “John and Jane Doe”.  No titles.

    Post # 9
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Well, if it were ME I’d want the Dr, because you worked hard for it, dang it! But I have friends who are doctors and I think I remember them always being announced as Mr. and Mrs.

    But, regardless, you could always do Mr. John and Mrs (or Dr.) Jane Doe – I think that is more “proper” than Mr & Mrs John and Jane Doe but I’m not sure…it sounds better to me, at least!

    Post # 10
    6666 posts
    Bee Keeper

    For invitations it is supposed to be  Dr. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe (supposedly because Dr. outranks Mr.)  For the announced entrance, I’d probably go with  Mr. and Mrs. John Doe or Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe. It is considered perfectly appropriate to go this route socially.  Traditionally it was preferred, now, of course,  it’s up to the  woman. Another way you could be announced  would be Jane and John Doe.

    Mr. and Dr. John Doe is not correct.

    Post # 11
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Spartanbee:  I’m in no way comfortable with being called his first name. I would leave the doctor part and have Mr and Mrs Doe

    Post # 12
    562 posts
    Busy bee

    Eh, I will get the title of Dr. in May when I graduate as well, and we are getting married in June. I am still going to be addressed as Mrs when we are announced. This is not the time to remind everyone that I have my doctorate, it is a time to try out my NEW title of Mrs. 

    I would not really care either way if it was Mr and Mrs John and Jane Doe or just Mr and Mrs John Doe, but I think we are having both of our names announced. 


    Post # 14
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I selected the last option but I would actually say “mr john and Dr jane doe”. Ypu worked hard for your MD and I think you should be proud to use the title and keep your first name as part of your identity. 

    Post # 15
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mrs. because it emphasizes that you’re now married. Prior to your wedding you were a doctor and after the wedding you’re a doctor. The day is about your marriage so I would highlight it by saying Mrs.

    To be honest with you when people go out of their way to announce/point out that they are a doctor (or any other title that is irrelevant at the moment), although it is an amazing achievement that they should be proud of, I feel like they are a little pretentious. I typically just roll my eyes :-/

    Post # 16
    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I prefer John and Jane Doe. No Mr or Mrs or Dr. Lets you both be yourself and come across as a family unit.

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