Post # 1
So I need some advice here. I have a middle name and my fiance doesn’t, and we kind of disagree on the invitation wording. This is what we have so far:
Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents and
Mr. and Mrs. Fiance’s Parents
Request the pleasure of your company At the marriage of their children:
Bride First Name Bride Middle Name
Fiance First name
I initially wanted to do his name followed by “son of ..” but it will be too crowded-appearing on the invitation. I happen to like my middle name, but he feels it looks odd to have my middle name and then just his first name. Do you guys think I should nix my middle name on the invite??
Any input appreciated 🙂
Post # 2
DrKaz: No one will notice besides the two of you.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I think you should just do first name.
Unless your names ‘balance’ ..like Ali May & Georginio (your names combined aren’t so much longer making his lack of middle name more obvious or something).
Post # 4
I have the same problem so i’m doing just first names
Post # 5
Unless you frequently use your middle name, the names will flow better if you both just do your first names.
Post # 6
DrKaz: If you like your middle name, include it. Not one single person will say “OMG, she got to use 11 letters and he only got 7!”Nobody will notice or care either way, so if it means something for you to do it one way, then do it that way.
It would seem very weird to me to see “son of…” for the groom only, especially if his parents’ names are already listed.
Post # 7
Thanks, everyone!! Super helpful 🙂 I think I will lean towards just first names since he seems uncomfortable with it (even though he is prob the only one who would realize!) I didn’t even think about the letter count, but now that it was brought up..he would be 4 and I would be 12!
Daisy_Mae: Thanks! I totally agree about the “son of..” – I would do that instead of having his parents at the top. I should have clarified that 🙂
Post # 8
DrKaz: LOL — wow, 12 to 4, that IS a pretty big difference then…. Sounds like you’ve got it under control. Your marriage is off to a great start before the wedding has even happened!
Post # 9
DrKaz: (this is totally in jest, i hope you laugh) Give him a middle name- “Danger” or “Pheonix” perhaps “Thunder” tough stuff “Huntswithbow”
Serious note, no one will notice that he’s missing a middle name and it might give people a conversation starter 🙂 If you’re really freaking then don’t include your middle name, it’s not required…
Post # 10
My FI doesn’t have a middle name either. What I did was just use first and last for both of us. I know it’s not conventional to use the last name of the bride but I wanted it to be parallel.
Post # 11
My friend and her now husband chose to leave his middle name off their invites. I don’t think it matters.