(Closed) Place Cards: Wording Question (Help)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How would you word your place cards?
    Mr. & Mrs. John Smith : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Mr. John Smith & Mrs. Jane Smith (or Mrs. Jane "her maiden name") : (3 votes)
    21 %
    John & Jane Smith (or Jane "her maiden name") : (5 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Just depends how formal you want to be.  This is what we did:

    STD: John & Jane Smith

    Invitation: Mr. John and Mrs. Jane Smith

    Escort card:  John and Jane Smith

    Place card:  John Smith, Jane Smith (separate cards)

    Post # 4
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’d do it the same way you did your invitations.

    Post # 6
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Petite_Fraise:  Are you doing formal escort cards (e.g., tent style) or a more informal display (e.g., vintage tags, printed chart)?  Part of the reason we’re doing John and Jane Smith is because the escort cards are printed on vintage library cards, so formal titles would look a bit silly.

    Post # 8
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I just did separate cards for each individual. It was a lot, but we had to put meal choice indicators on each one anyway so every person had their formal name on there (e.g. Mrs. Jane Smith, Ms. Sally Jones, etc.). Haha sorry if that doesn’t really help. In your case, though, do the same format for every person/couple. If you go formal for some, go formal for all.

    Post # 9
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Petite_Fraise:  Personally, it would drive me bonkers to have some formal and some informal, although I doubt anyone else would notice!  Since you’re doing traditional tent-style escort cards and have older guests, why not play it safe and use Mr. and Mrs.?

    Post # 10
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I won’t be bothering with titles. Everywhere I’m putting a guest’s name (invitations, seating chart, etc) it will just say John Smith or Jane Doe or whatever. 

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