(Closed) Name on Invitations

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
36 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmm- I’m a traditionalist and I say go with Elizabeth. But I don’t have a name that can be shortened to a cute name like yours.

Post # 5
8574 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I also agree going with your full name.. I added our first, middle and last names.


Post # 6
709 posts
Busy bee

@Lvzstarz:  I think you can’t go wrong with your full name on the invitation / in the ceremony. But if it feels super weird for you, then I’d say it’s totally okay to go with Liz.

Post # 7
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014


I am in the exact exact same Liz/Elizabeth issue. My partner also has a more formal name with a casual nickname. We decided to use formal names on the front of the invites because our parents’ were also on the front and some of our more elderly guests may not connect the dots. For everything else we did nicknames, the save the dates/wedding website/rsvps.

It works for us. I also like the look of it better. Try mocking up your invites with full names and nicknames and see what looks right to you. 


Best of luck name twin!

Post # 8
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We put our full given names

although DH goes by his middle name and most people don’t even know what his first name is. During the ceremony i used his middle name ( the name he goes by) 

Post # 9
13896 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would use your full, legal name on the invitation.  However, I think it’s perfectly acceptable for the officiant to call you Liz for most parts in the ceremony. 

Post # 10
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Lvzstarz:  I was in the same situation. This is something DH felt very strongly about. His argument was my nickname isn’t my name, even though that’s what I go by. Since he felt so strongly about it (and he didn’t feel strongly about most wedding related things, lol), I caved.

Funny story though, some of my guests were taken back by the use of my full name. They all know it, but they also know how cranky I get when called by it. lol. Some of them actually asked me afterwards if we forgot to relay my nickname to the officiant. ha!

For our invites I used my real name middle & last. I’ve just always wanted to do that, even though our wedding was not super formal. For our programs I used my nickname though, if that helps. 🙂

Post # 11
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Lvzstarz:  we used his given name for the invitations, then his nickname for the RSVPs and thank yous

Post # 12
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I go ONLY by my nickname, but we put my formal name on the invitations and the priest said my full name during the serious parts of the ceremony: “I Full Name, take thee, Full name” but called me Nickname during the homily and whatnot.

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