Post # 1
I am new the blogging world, but I had a question for those who are more schooled when it comes to wedding planning. I am planning to do my wedding mostly DIY and I when it comes to wording my wedding invitations I am conflicted. My given name is Elizabeth, which no one but my Aunt calls me, all of my friends and pretty much everyone I know calls me Liz. What name should I put on my invitation?? I figured Elizabeth would sound more formal but I would also like it to be somewhat personal. This question can also be applied to my officiant. Should I have them call me Liz or Elizabeth during the vows/ceremony. Any input would be appreciated!! Thanks!
Post # 3
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 # 4
Yeah, I was thinking maybe both? Using Elizabeth for the serious parts and Liz and the more light parts…not sure. Still have some time to think….
Post # 5
I also agree going with your full name.. I added our first, middle and last names.
Post # 6
@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
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
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
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
@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
@Lvzstarz we used his given name for the invitations, then his nickname for the RSVPs and thank yous
Post # 12
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.
Post # 12
Thank you for all your input! I think I have decided to go with full name for invitation and ceremony and my nickname for vows and other things! This was very helpful! 🙂