How to write name on seating chart if someone is a doctor?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes, write them just like you would write someone else’s name

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@canuckandakiwi:  Hmmmm, have you ever been around them when they’ve greeted others? Do you remember if they said Ms. or Dr.? My cousin and his fiancé are both Dr.’s so I’m putting his title not that he’d care for it either way. I’m proud of him he worked hard why not!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@canuckandakiwi:  I think it is most appropriate for everyone to have the same format.  If no one else has a written title,  neither should the doctors.

Post # 10
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2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re not doing any titles, don’t include theirs.  If you were doing titles, then yes, you would replace Miss or Mrs. with Dr., but that isn’t relevant in this situation 🙂

Post # 11
Hostess
3002 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my FI and I are both Drs. and our invites and seating tabs always say “Mr and Ms”  I think it’s just the norm.  I would never be offended by that!

Post # 12
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11169 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a formal wedding, so I chose to use courtesy titles on all of my escort cards. I loved the way the formal titles looked. I wrote the equivalent of “Doctor and Mrs. John Edward Doe.”

However, I agree with prior posters.  If you’re not using courtesy titles (The Honorable, The Reverend, Mr., Mrs., Miss, Master, etc.) for anyone else, then you do not need to use them for the doctors who attend your wedding.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m a doctor and if you’re not listing titles then I wouldn’t expect to be listed as Dr. My friends call me by my first name, not by Dr Lastname, so that it how I would want to be addressed. In my experience at work we only call consultants Dr Lastname and its quite odd to hear yourself referred to as such. I do introduce myself to patients as Dr, but lots of people use first names for that (and I just do it because it means I get called nurse less)

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