(Closed) Groom is John Doe III — use III or iii on lowercase-font invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How to write "III" in lowercase invitation font?

    jane marie smith & john michael doe iii

    jane marie smith & john michael doe III

    jane marie smith & john michael doe (no numerals)

  • Post # 3
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Personally, it would bug me if names weren’t captital, the roman numerals would look extra odd as iii, at least to me. 

    Post # 4
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would use III

    Post # 5
    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I can see the names being lower case, but I feel that numerals should *always* be capitalized.

    Post # 6
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would just go without the numerals.

    Post # 7
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    why have you not asked him what he would prefer to be regarded as on his own wedding invitations? You should be asking him, not us.

    Post # 8
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think if the III is in a lower size so that it doesn’t tower over the rest, it will look just fine.

    Post # 10
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I struggled with this as well and we used the “III” option.

    Post # 11
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think III for sure.   My Fiance is “john doe x” ( yes the 10th!) and we used a capital x even though with our font it looks like H.  :-/

    Post # 12
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’d use III.  “iii” would just make me hear, “iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii” in my head, haha.

    Post # 13
    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    does your fi normally go with III at the end of his name of just his first and last?  if he never goes with III then i won’t put it on the invite.  if he does use it, then i would use III but in a bit smaller font size.

    Post # 14
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would use III but adjust the font height so that they are the same height as your lower-case letters. I do minor graphic design for work and that would be my preference. It would depend on what letters are in the name, but you’ll just have to mess with it to see if it looks best at the same height as a a b or h or at a letter like a or c.


    Post # 15
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Can you contact them and ask for a custom on just that III to make it come down to the same size?  It might even get them to put in a suffix option. 

    ETA: THey have a live chat option, I used that feature for the site where I got my wedding ring and the person on the other end was really knowledgable and helped me customize beyond what the site defaults allowed me to do…maybe Wedding Paper Divas can do that too?  If not through live chat, maybe through email? 

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