Post # 1
I was thinking about using the shortened version of my name in the ceremony. I feel like that would make the ceremony more real to me as the only people who use my “full” name are coworkers and people whom I’ve just met. Just wanted to know if any other bee’s had done this in their ceremony.
In particuarly, bees with names such as Natasha (using Tasha) or LaKesha (using Kesha – which is very similair to my own name).
Just to be clear, I will be signing the marriage certificate with my full name. Just wanted to use the shortened version during the ceremony (and possibly on the programs, not sure yet).
Post # 3
My husband’s name is William, but he only goes by Will. For our ceremony, he went by Will… It would have been really strange for him to go by William!
Post # 4
I would go by the name you are used to hearing.
Post # 5
Use the name that you go by.
Post # 6
I have a long name and a short nickname that EVERYONE uses. Like, even some friends thought my nickname was my real name so they were surprised. I thought about using my nickname in the ceremony but I decided to use the real one. It really doesn’t matter though. You’ll probably be the only one who remembers a month later.
Post # 7
@Orchidgirl80: My husband used the shortened version of his name. Only his “aunt” calls his by his full name. I say use the name you usually go by.
Post # 8
We both used the shortened versions of our names throughout the ceremony EXCEPT for the “Do you, _______, take _________…” There we used our full names for formality.
But yeah, we wanted to the ceremony to feel like US and since we both go by shortened names in our social and professional lives, it would’ve been odd to have our full names throughout.