Post # 1
I feel silly even posting this because there are much more important things to worry about, but here goes…
FI’s cousin is getting married a month after us and we just received her invitation. We plan to attend and the reply date is two days before our wedding. The issue is, I don’t know how to fill in the names on the RSVP card because we’re engaged at the time of response but we’ll be married at the time of her wedding.
I know I’m not supposed to use my married name before the wedding, and doing so feels weird. But I also really want to see my new name on the seating chart/escort card at her wedding! I guess I should probably just trust that she’ll remember to use my married name even though the reply card has my maiden name?
What would you do?
Post # 3
Since you’ll be married at the time of her wedding I see no problem with writing your married name.
Post # 4
I would reply with your married name since that is how your escort card should be at the wedding.
Post # 5
Reply as future Mrs. xxxx. Hopefully she’ll get the hint 🙂
Post # 6
I agree. Putting down your married name is totally fine.
Post # 7
Yay! Thanks for the input, ladies. 🙂
Post # 8
Jenny Jones…soon to be Smith 🙂
I think that would be friendly, share a little pre-wedding excitement, and see to it that your escort card is in your new name. In my crown few people change their names, so I wouldn’t assume without a prompt. She’ll probably appreciate the heads up as she tries to get her stuff done early.
Post # 9
I got married a month after my cousin, and she told me she was very much looking forward to seeing Mr. and Mrs. X on placecards for the first time, which I thought was awesome. I say go for it!