Post # 1
So, I found stamps on Etsy that would be awesome, not only for wedding invites, but also for any future paper correspondance. The ones that I like in particular are ones that have the last name. It feels more proper. Since I plan on taking his name, would it be weird to send out the invites stamped using my new last name? I mean, they have ones that are “Joe and Jane” followed by the address, but I feel like the ones that are “The Smiths” or “Smith/Joe and Jane” are more versatile. Like they can be used for formal/professional things as well as informal and if I’m going to spend the money, I want to be able to use it for a while.
I know it’s a small detail that most won’t notice. I just wanted to see what y’all thought about it.
Post # 3
@HonoraryNerd: eh, I would feel kinda weird if I got a wedding invitation with the new last name on it. I would think y’all had already gotten married.
Post # 4
I would get first names for the invites, then order a new one for thank you cards if you want with the new last name.
Post # 5
I would assume you were married already and having a pretty princess party, not a wedding
Post # 6
@HonoraryNerd: We ordered return address labels. 3 sets of them. Invites are going out with my maiden last name and his name. The thank you cards I ordered for any pre-wedding events/help (showers, bachelorettes, help with all the wedding bits) is just my name as they’re just from me (and they match the cards). We have ordered our wedding thank you cards as well (we’ll print 4x6s of one of our preview photos and include that inside the card). The return address labels for those are myfirstname & hisfirstname hislastname.
So Jane Brown & John Smith. Jane Brown. And Jane & John Smith. 🙂
Post # 7
I got ours without last names. We don’t even live together yet. i thought it would be too weird to have his last name only and really long to include full names. And this way it won’t be necessary to get a new one later unless we just decide we want to. But I anticipate using this one for thank you cards as well.
Post # 8
Although it may seem wasteful, I would bite the bullet and plan on ordering two stamps — one to use now, and another with your shared last name to use after your wedding. After all, it’s easier than having to handwrite your return address on all of the envelopes, and it’s less expensive than having it engraved, letterpressed, embossed, thermographed, or printed on all of your outer envelopes.
I had a somewhat similar situation with my informals (thank you notes) that I ordered. I ordered ones with my maiden-name monogram to send following my shower, and I have many left over that I’ve never used. I then ordered engraved informals in the format of “Pastor and Mrs. Hisname” that I sent following the wedding.