Post # 1
At most weddings I’ve been to, the bride and groom have been announced as Mr. & Mrs. X at the start of the reception. I’m not sure what to do.
Here, to change your name to your husbands it is not considered to be a legal name change. You can revert to your maiden name whenever you want. I’m probably not going to be switching my ID, and at work I’ll stick with my maiden name. Socially, I have no problem going by his last name.
How should we be announced? Mr. X & Mrs. Y? By our first names? Since I’m fine with going by his last name socially stick to the traditional Mr. & Mrs. X?
Post # 3
For me personally we are being introduced as Mr. and Mrs. D. But I’m taking his last name, so thats an obvious one in my case, lol. I had friend who is a OB-GYN and is keeping her name, but for the reception they were announded as Dr. and Dr. X (his last name, and they were both doctors.) She said she didn’t mind being known socially as his last name, she just wanted to keep her career achievements under the name she earned them.
Post # 4
If you’ll be taking his name socially, I would stick with Mr. and Mrs. It’s a fun way to be announced when you just got married!
Post # 5
I kept my maiden name, but I use DH’s name socially. We were introduced as Mr & Mrs HisLastName. Otherwise the emcee could just say, “And here is our bride and groom, John and Jane…”, using only first names. I would also introduce the bridal party by first names only.
Post # 6
Thanks! I like the Mr. & Mrs., I was just worried about it seeming odd to guests if I did that and then didn’t change my name. I’m happy to hear that other brides are doing the same thing!