(Closed) What does the “M” stand for?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I thought it was for Mr. or Mrs.

Post # 4
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ms., Mr. or Mrs. Or if you are my guests, it stands for Mom, Megan, Mike, or Michelle and you just write the rest in. 🙂

Post # 5
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Yep, for the titles…”Ms. Gemstone” or “Mr. and Mrs. Gemstone.”

Post # 6
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mr., Mrs., Miss, Madame or Ms.  It’s just shorthand for a formal title.

Post # 7
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I spent 30 minutes googling this the day I ordered my RSVP cards. I think it’s stupid. The line should just be blank. How hard it is for people to write the “M” themselves? They have to write the rest on the name anyway. lol

(Please don’t take offense– I don’t mean to insult anyone…)

Post # 8
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JenniMichele:  I totally agree with you!!! I didn’t know what the M was for when I got my first invite for a friend’s wedding and I ignored it and wrote our names with no “Miss/Mr. haha

Post # 9
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’ve seen plenty of invites that say “Names” instead of “M.”

Post # 10
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, it’s supposed to be a “gentler” way of telling people to write their names on the line than just flat out saying it.

People do funny things with it…I definitely got someone who just used it to start “Matt” like zoekat! I also had someone cross out the M and write “Col” to make sure we got the military title recognition in there 🙂


Post # 11
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m so glad you posted this!  I was thinking about the same thing just the other day and could not quite figure out what it was for!  Thanks 🙂

Post # 12
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I always found it awkward to add “s.” after the “M”, so on mine I chose to put “Names”.

Post # 14
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wait so, is the “M” standing as an abbreviation of a Ms., Mr., etc? Or do you fill in the rest? As in, should you write on the line, “r. and Mrs. John Doe”??

Post # 15
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@littlemissmango:  Yes, that’s correct.  It looks weird, I know.  Since Mr. Mrs. Ms. and Miss all start with M, that’s why the line starts with M.  You’re left to just fill in the rest of the abbreviation.

Post # 16
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I remember a post on an older thread that still cracks me up to this day. A Bee said that one of her guests didn’t know what to make of this and filled out the RSVP out as : “M_ I’m coming!!!” Laughing

 We didn’t want to to confuse any of our guests so we just left the M’s out on ours.

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