Post # 1
My fiance really likes the way the invitations look (with the font that I chose) with just “ashley and james,” (it’s a little less cluttered) is it necessary to put our middle and/or last names on the invitation if we put them on the return address of the envelope? Or should we go ahead and include our middle and/or last names?
Post # 2
Are you listing your parents on the invites? Like, does it say
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith invite you to the marriage of their daughter
son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson”
if so, just having your first names is probably fine, but if not I would put your last names on the invitation.
Post # 3
I only put our first names on ours. I think it was fine. Our wedding is more casual. If yours is formal you should include middle names.
Post # 4
I just put first names on our invitations, neither of us are very formal people 😊
Post # 5
This is definitely a case where “what works for you” comes ahead of etiquette.
But… Ashley and James are two of the most common names out there. Will it be 100% unambiguous whose wedding it is, to everyone? Will your fiance’s interstate aunt be asking, “Which James is this?”. Not everyone keeps the envelope or looks at the back.
Post # 6
I recieved an invitation with just first names and could not figure out who the hell it was. Husband didn’t know either. We RSVPd no then some time later realized it was his second cousin or something. A last name would’ve rung a bell and we might have gone.
Post # 7
We only have first names on ours.
If, as PPs said, some people can’t figure out who’s wedding it is than I don’t imaigine you would miss those guests anyway.
Post # 8
I only put our first names, we’re not having a very formal wedding and are only inviting about 75 close friends and family so there’s no mistaking who’s wedding it is. If you have a large wedding or are inviting distant relatives you might want to include your last name.
Post # 9
The big graphic element on our invitations are just our first names. I ended up putting our full names in a smaller font in the text block. 90% of the people getting our invitations will know who we are by first name only, but we have a few people on our guest list who might be confused (extended family, parents friends), and so when we went to mail them out last week, I’m glad I put our last names on them.
Post # 10
We have our first names really big in a pretty script font, and then underneath it says
Together with their families,
Brynne Jane Doe
and Devin John Smith
invite you…..etc in a more readable, simple font.
We have some family invited (my dad’s cousins) that would probably have no idea who I was if I didn’t have my last name on the invitation. (I know that in cases like that, some people would say don’t invite them, but the last time I had the opportunity to see most of them was at my dad’s funeral in 2008 and I would like to see them for a happy occasion.)
Post # 11
I would say it depends how many people you’re inviting and how close you are to them. We only sent 60 invites and put our first names on them. Everyone knew who it was from.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I just did our first names. It was fine.
Post # 13
We just put our first names, no parents names. People still manager to figure out who we were s d show up 😛
Post # 14
Sorry to threadjack here, but is it weird to put First Name Middle Name, and no last name?
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan
Ours did both. In the pretty font, it said “EMM & FI”, and then it said “Mr and Mrs. EMM’s parents request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter EMM’s FULL NAME to FULL NAME OF FI”
(and then the rest of the details).
Thank way nothing got lost. Pretty font, but also included our full names.