Post # 1
I think I have settled on our invitation wording. It’s nothing new or groundbreaking, I’m going with traditional… I just need to get them sent out! I’m the first one getting married in my family & all my attendants are single. My mother has also confessed that she was unsure how to answer my concerns.
#1. My parents are divorced but my mother kept my father’s last name rather than changing back to her maiden name. I was unsure of how to place the names and I think this does the trick.
#2. My fiance is a Jr. I wasn’t sure if I should write “Franklin Mark Smith Jr.” or spell out his suffix like this… “Franklin Mark Smith Junior”.
I have spent the evening looking at my ettiquete books but none seem to cover this. My mom & fiance both looked at my invitation drafts and had the quick response of “that looks ok to me”. I just know there will be others recieving this invitation who have a more critical eye. You will not hurt my feelings for correcting me on ANYTHING that should be changed. I just want them to be correct.
Thank you so much for your help, ladies.
Post # 3
I’m not an etiquette pro by any means, but a search on google tells me that you did your parents’ names right: http://weddings.about.com/cs/invitations/a/invitationword.htm
And “junior” doesn’t need to be capitalized, although I think you were correct to write it out: http://www.crane.com/etiquette.aspx?C=WeddingEtiquette&S=WeddingInvitation&I=Grooms_Name
Good job! I hope that helps 🙂
Post # 4
Awesome! Those are two websites I didn’t find before and I now have them bookmarked. Thank you, LittleLynx!
Post # 5
I’m still not sure if “Junior” should be capitalized. I did find this tidbit…
Only those words that would normally be capitalized (proper nouns) should be capitalized on the invitation (for example, couple’s names, church name, etc).
My fiance is saying that as part of his name, “Junior” should be capitalized. That other article did not say as much.
Post # 6
On this website (http://ezweddingplanner.com/advice/invitations.cfm) it says
“SUFFIXES – Jr., Junior, II, III, IV, are all properly preceded by a comma. Jr. is capitalized when abbreviated, junior is not capitalized when spelled in full. Roman numerals are properly preceded by a comma.”
So it would be Franklin Mark Smith, junior or Franklin Mark Smith, Jr. whichever you prefer. 🙂
Post # 7
umm you forgot the year 🙂 2010? 2011? 2012?
remember when your writing the wording for your year. write two thousand ten it is common mistake for people to put the and in. You dont need too.
Post # 8
Thanks, Mandalynn17! That was news to both me & my fiance! Another excellent website!
Thanks as well to you, ccranetobe! I didn’t catch that we missed the year! We’ll have to fit that in there somewhere!
Whew! Thank goodness for WeddingBee!
Post # 9
oh one more thing, what are you doing for rsvp? are you having a reception and the info going on a differant card?
Glad I could be of help!