Post # 1
Hello, Hive! I know I can always count on you guys for insight:
I bought these really cute unfinished wood pieces for chair signs for the sweetheart table. I’ve painted them white and I was about to put “bride” and “groom” on them and realized that was a little silly, so I thought of a few other ideas, but here’s the complication:
My fiance is graduating medical school a month before the wedding. We are using “Mr” on all the inivitations and things, but we are being announced into the reception as “Dr” and “Mrs” So now what do I do with the chair signs?
Thank you so much for all your help!!! I really appreciate you weighing in. =)
Post # 3
Honest opinion…Dr. and Mrs. rubs me the wrong way. It’s as if he is being recognized for his career choice, and you are being recognized for getting married. I don’t know why this bothers me, but it does! He should be acknowledged for such a wonderful achievement!
In this situaiton, I would use bride and groom…because at the wedding, he is the groom, and you are the bride. But that’s just my opinion!
Post # 4
if you are doing titles like that i would go with DR. and MRS. because its a HUGE accomplishment and i would be flaunting it EVERYWHERE>
but personally i would go with Bride and Groom 🙂
Post # 5
I just went with an ‘&’ that I am going to tie between the 2 chairs. I like Bride and Groom though 🙂
Post # 6
I voted Dr and Mrs, since that’s correct, but I would go back to your original Bride and Groom – it’s much simpler!
Post # 7
Ktbrady, I feel that way, too, sometimes, but he’s not like that. He’s in pediatrics, so he walkes into a patients room and introduces himself by his first name kinda thing.
Spaganya, it is HUGE! Which is why we’re being announced that way.
Thanks for you help! I also thought about “The Jogans” which prevents the title dilema in the first place AND can be hung on the wall after the wedding. . .
Post # 8
I like Mr. and Mrs. best.
Post # 9
I like Mr. & Mrs. or Bride & Groom…
I used Bride & Groom 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t see anything wrong with Bride and Groom. After all, you can only really be called a bride and groom for one day!
Post # 11
I’m a doctor, and it would make me very uncomfortable to have brough up a bunch at the reception…it’s my career, not who I am, and I don’t want to be thinking about work at my wedding. It sounds like maybe your FI feels the same, so I’d go Bride and groom, or just your first names (which is whate we’ll be doing).
Post # 12
I would go with bride and groom…… like some of the other posters said, he will always be doc, but only a groom for the day!! 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks guys for all the ideas!! Sulli301: your sweetheart table looked so beautiful!!! I love your chair signs!! The centerpiece is sooooo georgous!!
Thanks again guys! =)
Post # 14
@MJogan: I graduated from med school 6 years ago and none of our save the date cards, invitations, or at the wedding, will “Dr” be mentioned. I may be a physician, but it’s not anything I want to have “flaunted” at the wedding. Plus, more importantly, he’s marrying me for the “Mrs” part, not the “Dr ” part.
Post # 15
@nmsoonerbride: I Completely agree!!! That’s exactly what I’ve been explaining to my family and friends for the last several months!
Post # 16
Thanks everyone for weighing in. We went with “The” and “Jogans” so we could hang it up in our home afterward.
I just want to clarify since there are some strong feelings here, maybe some of you Physicians will agree, maybe not:
Over the last 4 years, my fiance has been in New Orleans going to school while I’ve been in New Jersey working (thank you economy). He’s worked so hard and been through so much to pursue his passion for medicine (as all your Docs have). We’ve been together since before he even took his MCATS. I am not marrying him because he’s a doctor. Rather, it’s a lot more work and strain on the relationship because of it. Two board exams, many flights back and forth, tears, and hard work later, here we are the very end. We didn’t want to “highlight” the fact he’s a doc, we wanted to celebrate what a phenominal accomplishement it is. For us, our wedding isn’t just out wedding, it’s also a celebration of not only the journey we’re starting, but the one we’ve just been through to get there.
We did not use “Dr” anywhere else because of reasons you’ve all mentioned here, but he did want the DJ to announce us as Dr and Mrs into the reception because the wedding is shortly after his graduation and he’s more than earned it. It’s in no way “rubbing it in anyones face” and it’s not our intention to draw attention to it except in a celebratory way. In addition, his family (and mine) have supported him through it all and are proud of what he’s accomplished. Becoming a doc is darn hard work and I hope you gals with your MD titles do take pride in them. Anyone who tells you it’s no big deal is sorely mistaken. Think of how you felt as a med student, or taking your costly and stressful boards, flying around for all your interviews and the match process (whoever came up with that sucks, by the way).
Anyway, I hope nothing I said was offensive in anyway, I have so much respect for Docs and it really has impacted our lives and our wedding in a lot of ways and I look forward to celebrating our union AND all his hard work.
Thanks for listening guys!