Post # 1
My FI is a Jr. I don’t know that it sounds right for the Reverend to say I now pronounce you Mr. & Mrs. James Smith Jr. But that is part of his name, and I feel like if we don’t put it then it’s like we are his parents….since it’s the exact same. What are your thoughts? Put the Jr.? Or maybe say our first names then last and leave Mr. & Mrs. out?
Post # 3
I’m in the same exact boat…he’s a Jr. I don’t know what to do either… anyone else had this situation? How did you handle it?
Post # 4
My dad is a Jr. and they said the Jr. part. I don’t think it sounds wierd at all! In fact, I think it highlights the tradition your family has (keeping the name).
Post # 5
My brother is a junior … they said "Junior" at the end of the mass … but when they were announced into the ballroom they did not. I think that was the formal versus informal. Totally up to you.
Post # 6
My husband is a junior too. Our priest said, "I now pronounce you husband and wife"! That circumvents the problem neatly, doesn’t it!
At the reception I asked us to be introduced as Mr. and Mrs. HusbandFirst and Chelsea HisLastname. At my husband’s cousin’s wedding, she also married a junior and they introduced them as Mr. & Mrs. Lastname Jr. I don’t think anyone will be confused either way. They know it’s your wedding! It’s totally up to you and what you think sounds better.
Post # 8
For the reception, I think I prefer the way you mentioned…."introduced as Mr. and Mrs. HusbandFirst and myFirst OurLastname (no Jr.)"
I believe our ceremony is only going to be, a ‘you are now husband and wife, kiss the bride’ type comment. so that may work.
Post # 9
I think at a lot of ceremonies the officiant announces to the guests, that he’s introducing Mr. and Mr.s so and so. It comes after the " I pronounce you husband and wife", part. I don’t think it sounds weird at all to leave "Jr" in. But I think it’s just something to figure out with your FI.
Post # 10
@Tanya- yes in our wedding ceremony we will have the announcement after the "I pronounce you husband and wife" part. I think we will leave the Jr. in.
Post # 11
oh dear i didn’t even think of that.
my husband’s The Third (his grandpa is Senior, his Dad’s Junior). i think we’ll just… drop it then. haha