Post # 1
I’m just about to start assemling/addressing my invitations, and I realized I have a wording dilema on my hands. My wedding is October 8th, and I’ve got 2 female cousins who will be recieving invitations who will be getting married in September. The invitations will reach them before their weddings, but could concievably not be returned to me until after their weddings – should I address them in their current names, or should I use their (soon to be) married names?
Post # 3
@greenmint: This is indeed tricky but ultimately they should understand either way you do it. I addressed one of my guests as Mr. & Soon-to-be Mrs. Blank. I thought it might have been cheesy but she really appreciated my acknowledgement of her upcoming nuptials.
Post # 4
I’d use their current names, since they will get them before they are married.
Post # 5
I would use their current names, since they will receive invitations before they will be married. Plus they might not even change their last names right away.
You can use their new names for seating chart, once you know if they changed it.
Post # 6
I would just use their current names….is not like they will forget their maiden names after they get married! lol
Post # 7
Thanks for the opinions, everyone. It’s not that I think they will forget, or be insulted either way, just that I want to do the nice thing, and honor their recent marriages. I remember reading something somewhere (on the ‘bee, I think) about someone who got an invitation for an event a few weeks after their own wedding, and it was addressed to their new, married name, and they were super-thrilled at the thoughtfullness, and how it made their upcoming wedding more “real” for them. Maybe I’m focusing on silly details too much 🙂
Post # 8
I would send it to their current names… I think the sentiment could be sweet, but could also be sour if the bride to be is not planning to take her husbands name. 🙂