Change of Address Card at Reception

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not a fan.  I kept my maiden name, but was still announced as Mrs “husband’s last name.”  I think it could be perceived as rubbing it in his family’s face that you are not taking their name.  A change of address can come in the mail or as the return address on your thank you cards. 

Post # 4
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d leave it out. Keep the day about your wedding, not your new home. Also-many people won’t look at it/leave it behind. You will show your non-name change when you sign your thank you cards. You could also get a cute embosser, stamp, or stickers with your names and return address for the envelopes too. 

Post # 5
710 posts
Busy bee

You can do this with the thank you cards, both in how you sign them and (if you really want to draw attention to your name/address/email) with a little card with your information.

Post # 6
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wouldn’t be put off by it but I wouldn’t necessarily understand it’s place at the reception either.

You could send thank you cards to every guest and be sure to print both of your first and last names as part of the return address. I think that would be a sufficent means to communicate you keeping your name.

Post # 7
969 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Leave the return address for the thank you cards. why does everyone need to know the legal changes to your name? 

Post # 8
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@marie_antoinette:  Is the lack of name change WHY you’re not being announced at the reception? Or do you have another reason?


I only ask because I am also not changing my name and so this “announcement” thing was a bit tough for me to figure out at first.

Post # 9
12452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No…and I also don’t understand why you have to make such a big point that you aren’t changing your name.  People will figure it out when you keep using your maiden name.

Post # 10
44985 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use your thank-you cards to convey that information.

I think having it on the back of the place cards may not work in a number of ways.

I have never in my life turned over a place card to see if there was anything written on the back.

Some guests may think you are being overly assertive about not changing your name.

Some may also misinterpret that the change of address information is aimed at those who had yet to give a gift.


Post # 13
8936 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Truthfully, I wouldn’t care if you were keeping your maiden name or not. When I go to a friend’s wedding, what business is it of mine whether or not you are taking your husband’s name or not? I find it very strange that you want people to know you are keeping your maiden name.

I find the joint e-mail a lot stranger, though.

I’d skip all of this and simply just sign your name the way you want on cards. I don’t think it is necessary to make a production out of it.

Post # 15
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@marie_antoinette:  I think that thank you card idea is great.  You can even get a pretty return address stamp with both of your names and/or have a “new contact information” card in the Thank you note (if you want to include phone numbers or email addresses and not just mailing address).


Also, are you having a ceremony before your non traditional dinner party?  They usually announce at the end of the ceremony too as well as the reception entrance…  

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