Post # 1
Because we are sending out invitations in a dark colored envelope, I think I am going to have an address stamp custom made (so I can use gold stamp ink). However, I’m not sure what to do about the return address. I will be taking my FI’s last name in a few short months. It would be a shame if we made up a stamp that specifically had my maiden name and his last name just to use for invitations, that would be obsolete in a few months.
So my question is this: I would like to just use my future married name, so it would be:
"Jane and Jack Smith" rather than "Jane Doe and Jack Smith"
Is it a major faux-pas to use my married name before we’re married?
We want to have both of our names on it (we live together). I know I could technically continue using the Jane Doe and Jack Smith version in the future, but I would really like to take his name and stick with it!
Post # 3
I think it’s pretty common to have the return address for wedding invites not have any name on it at all. If you did that, you could re-use it. I don’t think I’d send invites with your future married name though… just my opinion.
Post # 4
you could just leave off your last names… just "Jane and Jack, 123 First Street." then it’s still reusable. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the reply EK. I just found this in the Weddingbee archives…should have known my question had been asked before!
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I’ll probably go the "no-name" route, and just put our address.
Post # 7
I did the same thing that Stacey suggested. Just using our first names and omitting the last. It personalizes it to just the two of you and you still can get things sent to your address.
Post # 8
I like the first name idea – think I might use that. 🙂