Post # 1
I know this is a simple question, but I can’t seem to recall how most couples are announced at the reception?! Does it sound best as….
the new ‘Mr. & Mrs. Jones’?
‘Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Jill Jones’?
‘Jack & Jill Jones’?
Post # 3
First one. 🙂 You should add a poll!
Post # 4
This is a personal decision for couples to make, but the most traditional way is to say “Mr. and Mrs. Jones” or “Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones.” I wanted to be announced as “Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Jill Jones” because it’s important to me to show that I’m not assuming my husband’s first name, so I specifically told our pastor and our DJ to say it that way.
I heard of someone writing it into their DJ’s contract that if he announced them as Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones that he’d owe a full refund. People feel passionately about this!
Post # 5
We just did the last name, but i think try them out, say them outloud and decide.
Post # 6
Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Jill Jones
Post # 7
I personally despise the Mr. & Mrs. Jack Jones thing because I feel that it forgets that this is a partnership….anyhoo, I like Mr. and Mrs. Jones OR Jack and Jill Jones, which is most likely what we’re going with since there will already be several Mr. and Mrs. Jones present!
Post # 8
I prefer ‘Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Jill Jones.’
Post # 9
We did Mr. and Mrs. John Doe at the end of the formal ceremony and then Jane and John Doe as we entered the more casual, fun reception.
As a side note – I know some people seem to prefer it as Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe but I’m pretty sure that that isn’t even a grammatically correct way to ever say it. (And by grammatically – i mean it’s improper use of english basically). But to each there own I guess.
Also, if you are taking your husband’s last name then, socially, you would be either Mrs. John Doe or Jane Doe. Mrs. Jane Doe would be used to refer to a divorced woman. Don’t think I’d want to be refered to as a divorced woman on my wedding day!
Post # 10
We did “Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Jill Jones”… the first option sounds like we’re introducing DH’s parents. 🙂
Post # 11
is it weird that i don’t even want to be announced at the reception? i definitely don’t want to annonce the whole bridal party as they come in….i always hate when i’m a bridesmaid and the dj wants you to “make a big entrance” (i may have had a traumatic experience with this in the past…think being twirled across the dance floor and crashing into another GM). i guess i just need to get over the whole not liking everyone’s eyes on me thing, because i’m pretty sure that’s what this whole wedding is about.
Post # 12
I’d go for Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Jill Jones.
What about those of us who aren’t changing our names? Anyone know the protocol there?
Post # 13
For those looking to avoid this last name conundrum, there’s always “Welcome to the newly married couple, John and Jane!” I went with “Welcome to Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Doe” at my wedding.
Also, if you have androgynous names and are going for a Mr. & Mrs. John Doe approach, make sure your emcee knows which one of you is John. My sister-in-law got announced as “Mr. & Mrs. Jane Doe” at her wedding because she and her husband both have androgynous names (think “Taylor” and “Cameron”). It was quite funny.
Post # 14
What if your future hubby is a Doctor and you are not? It’s proper to announce it: “Dr. and Mrs. Doe”, but does that sound pretentious? We don’t want to come off that way, but he also worked his butt off for that DR.!
Post # 15
I don’t think saying Dr. sounds pretentious!! He earned it and deserves the title!
Post # 16
what about if you are the dr. and he isnt? now introducing Mr. and Dr. John and Jill Doe??