(spinoff) what if you got a letter addressed to Ms and Mr Jane Roe?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: You would feel...
    Amused : (101 votes)
    54 %
    Upset : (16 votes)
    9 %
    Don't care either way : (70 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would be highly amused. I mean I don’t much else to say about that. It’s not that serious. Envelopes go in the trash so the amusement would be short lived.  

    Post # 5
    7191 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would feel confused, but that’s about it. I wouldn’t be up in arms about it.

    Post # 6
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would just think it was… weird. Like, I really don’t think you need to be making a political statement (or whatever you want to call it) on a formal envelope. And really? you couldn’t check facebook or spend 30 seconds to find out what my husbands name is? (if that’s the reason)

    Post # 7
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would just find it…odd. But I really couldn’t care less if it was addressed with my name, his name, or both of our names.

    Post # 8
    832 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I also would find it very weird and really its just plain wrong. Id probably just think the person that wrote it is ahem acuse my rudeness but….not the brightest crayon in the box.

    Post # 9
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would be offended that it demasculates my husband. NOT! I’ve got actual things in life to worry about.


    Post # 10
    2912 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It should always be Mr & Mrs Jane & John Doe in this day and age. Anything else is rude

    Post # 11
    6449 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @red_rose:  +1

    I would think they were trying to make some kind of political statement.

    Post # 12
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would laugh SO hard!

    DH gets all the good mail in our house, so it would be great to get an invite to my name!

    Post # 13
    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2008

    I personally believe that someone who takes that much time to inspect the envelope needs more hobbies in their lives. 

    I wonder if the person in that other post would turn down a CHECK made out to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe? Nope, that’s money. 

    Post # 14
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would be amused.  But…it depends…


    WE are sending out funny, casual wedding invites. They are in the least bit formal.  The invites has a lot of jokes in it. So If I addressed it to Mrs and Mr. Female…  Then they opened it…they’d get it.  (instead of MR and MRS Male…)


    Post # 15
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Considering the last couple of weddings I have attended sent out their invitations via a Facebook group that the bride created… I would just be happy to be getting mail that wasn’t a bill.

    Post # 16
    4076 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @patchy:  Funny. Sometimes I jokingly address my FI as Mr. Kerensa My lastname.

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