Post # 1
Working on a seating chart, the kind that is a big poster board type with everyone’s name on it and table assignment. Came across questions:
1. Can I say Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Lizzy Brown or does it need to say Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown?
2. Do I have to use titles, like Dr.? I am inviting the principal of my school, Dr. __. Don’t want to mess that one up.
3. Can I say Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Lizzy Brown and Family or do I have to say Ms. Laura Brown, Mr. Thomas Brown, etc.
Post # 3
All of that depends on the formality of your chart and the wedding.
If you are going more informal you could just say:
(that way avoiding titles altogether)
However if you are going the formal route then it would be “Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Ms. Laura Brown, Mr. Thomas Brown”.
Post # 4
I agree that an informal wedding leaves you more room for different wording, but I would still stick to the old school way of doing it.
We did Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, or Dr. and Mrs. Jack Brown. If a guest is a doctor you should really put it on their place card. We also took care to get juniors, III’s correct.
The only time I used the woman’s first name was when she hadn’t taken his last name or they were living together with kids but not married kind of thing.