(Closed) Nickname on wedding invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we had to make the same decision – FI’s family calls him Rob, his friends call him Bob, and we decided to use Robert on all the wedding stuff including invites.   

I would suggest using James.  I think Jimmy is just too informal.

Post # 4
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We’re in a similar situation and decided to use my FI’s full first name instead of the nickname he goes by. It just seemed to informal, like you said, to use a nickname.

Post # 5
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sylvia.riggle:  I am putting my full name on ours, even though EVERYONE calls me by my nickname.  I think some of my fiance’s friends will not know who I am because of it because my facebook has my nickname as well.  I thought it was better because it’s formal.


However, if Jimmy feels strongly about it, who cares?  It’s just a name!

Post # 6
674 posts
Busy bee

If your guy wants Jimmy, especially given the invitation list, I’d personally go with that. It’s his day, too.

I know that his official name is more formal, but I guess I also think about some people I know who are formally named what most people assume is a nickname of a longer name. If I saw their name on an invitation, no matter how formal, I wouldn’t think any less of it. That has nothing to do with the fact that it is the formal name, but just that’s what everyone call them.

I think another reason you can get away with using the nickname is because you’re going to Hawaii, correct? I realize that it’s still a semi-formal affair, but it is still Hawaii. It’s the land where aloha shirts are appropriate business attire. It’s the place where my “appearances always matter” rich grandmother doesn’t bat an eye at pulling on a muÊ»umuÊ»u to wear for a dressy dinner at her elite country club. I think those kinds of contradictions about Hawaii kind of extend to your invitations.

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