Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2017 - City, State
Hi bees! I recently just bought our invitations and just approved the proofs… well now I’m worried I messed them up! My Fiance and are paying for wedding ourselves with some help from his parents, however the way minted had our wedding invite worded, it didn’t really have enough room to put his families name. We ran it by them and they were totally ok with it. Well, since there was no family name our invite looks something like “Please join us for the wedding of “brides first and middle name” and “grooms first and middle name”” I love the way it looks but there was definitely no room for a last name without our names being smushed. So now our invites dont have either of our last names on them!!! Is this okay?! I’m going to buy a return stamp for our invites, but all the return stamps i’ve seen on Etsy also just have first names or one single last name (is it bad to address the cards with my FI’s last name? This way we’d only have to buy one stamp instead of one for the invites that will eventually be useless..). Am I going crazy or people figure it out? Lol. we will have a wedding website with our photo on it, but its also a destination wedding so we’re not inviting anyone who do not talk to consistently.
Post # 2
It’s fine. Everything is fine. Deep breaths 🙂 Seriously, no one will think twice about it.
Post # 3
Don’t stress, no one will even notice. Presumably everyone invited knows your last names already! Our invites only had our first names.
Post # 4
I’ve never seen an invite with only first names, personally I would find it a bit strange.
Post # 5
milkandcookies : i think it’s weird your last name is nowhere on it. i actually think it would be less weird if you did JUST first names, no middle – because then it would give off a casual vibe. but first and middle with no last anywhere is strange. Minted can fit your last names – my name is very long (I have two middle names) and got my entire thing on there. It didn’t fit in preview mode, but the designers at Minted resized and tweaked the positioning to get it on there
Post # 6
We didn’t use our last names or parents. So we did “together with our families we invite you to the wedding df bride and groom.” we are having a smaller wedding, and we sent photo save the days so hopefully people know it’s us 😂
Post # 7
I think having the full names in the return address is a good idea just so there’s no confusion about who you are to anyone receiving the invitation who might be a little bit old and/or forgetful. You can put both your names on there and it will be fine.
Susan Black and Michael Smith
123 Oak street
Anytown, State 12345
Post # 8
it’s strange having first and middle name instead of first and last, but it’s done now so just go with it.
Post # 9
Who are all you bees inviting that won’t know the bride and groom’s names? Unless you both have very common names, I would think anyone who is close enough to warrant a wedding invitation would 1. Know who you guys are and 2. Know you’re engaged so would probably be expecting a marriage to be happening at some point.
I get if your names are John and Sarah but if it’s Jake and Hilda, I would think you are the only couple they know with both those names. How many couples could they possibly know with that combination of names?
Post # 10
milkandcookies : It’s fine, don’t stress.
Post # 11
did you actually receive invitations already? call minted ASAP! They can probably make the edit, for a small, change fee, but it’ll solve the issue.
you’re not married yet, just get first name stamps, OR small clear address labels