Names on invitations– first only? First & last? Trying to decide

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What version of our names should go on our elegant but casual invitation?
    First names only : (2 votes)
    17 %
    First names and last names : (10 votes)
    83 %
    Full (long!!!) names (would mess up invitation design) : (0 votes)
    Other, please tell me :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Creiddylad:  Definitely do last names. We invited some people (like colleagues/friends of my dads) and without the last name, I’m pretty sure they would have been like, who the f is this? I think it’s fine to make the last names smaller, but they should definitely be there. 

    Post # 4
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    5016 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Creiddylad:  Relatives may also not know your FI’s last name and vice versa and might want to write a check to the both of you!

    Post # 6
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    284 posts
    Helper bee

    We had a pretty long one as well, my FI’s parents are married but his mother kept her maiden name and is quite proud of it, so we wrote out our parent’s first and last names (so 4x) and then our first, middle, and last names (so 2x names) and it was pretty long.

    Sometimes if you include the parents’ last names you can get away with putting your first and middle names, or just stick with the first and last 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    we used our first and last names on the invitation. one of my designs had our full names, but it was weird and didn’t line up properly. so we just did first and last names on the final design. our save the date only had our first names though.

    Post # 8
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We did first names only (also did together with their parents…) but I happen to know that everyone who is being invited know exactly who we are so first names were all that was needed.

    Are you sending the invitations?  If you use both of your full names for the return address on the envelope maybe you could do first only on the invite?  That way the few people who wouldn’t recognize first names only still have access to last names without messing with your design.  You could also use full first and last names on RSVP envelopes too.

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