(Closed) Titles of Bride/Groom in invitation?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Titles can sometimes come off as a bit presumptious.  That being said, I have a lot of friends that have JD’s and I, personally, would laugh if they put it on their invites.


To me, it’s just a couple, inviting their friends and family to an important gathering.  Not a person with letters after their name hosting some work type event.

Post # 4
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Dr. is fine, but JDs don’t get their title in the invites (sorry! just judges!). Ms. is also fine to address invites, but Miss is appropriate for unmarried women (of any age) if you want to be “technical”. πŸ™‚ I have always used Ms. when I could, but I wouldn’t on my invites.

Post # 5
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I like choice #1 for a few reasons.  First, I think it is more traditional to have the bride’s name first on invitations.  If you were to put Dr. for Mr. B, then his name would need to come first.  Second, as you mentioned above, I have never seen an invite where a PhD holder uses their Dr. title.  American tradition seems to be Dr. on an invite = M.D.  Despite all this, I think you should do what feels right to you.  If it really means that much to your fiance to include his title, and it is his culture’s custom to do so…go for it.  I would, however, refrain from putting the Esq. after your name. πŸ˜‰

P.S. When I saw your username before I KNEW you had to be a JD!! I loathe the Bluebook!!! Too bad the profession does not use ALWD…so much easier!

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