Post # 1
Hey ladies, question!
I got married almost three months ago. Just me and him doing the paperwork part. Didn’t make it a big deal at all, but we did do our wedding rings. (We live way far from family anyway) Our actual wedding ceremony isn’t until April 2011. We did this because he’s military, so he gets paid more for being married so we could start saving up and we could go ahead and get base housing so I had a place to live after moving to his duty station and I could have medical and dental and everything covered. (Plus he deploys a month after our wedding so we wouldn’t have been able to do all that in less than a month!)
So my name is legally changed. I dropped my middle name, and my old last name became my middle name, and my last name now is his. My mom is putting my old last name on the invitations…is that how it should be? Most people know we are already married.
Post # 3
I’m in the same situation and would love to know the answer as well. Fiance and I are getting married either before or right after Thanksgiving but our wedding isn’t until April 2011.
Post # 4
I would just put your new last name…. do it like Mrs Pretzels 2nd reception!
Heres her invitations – http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/11/15/diy-wedding-invitation-ideas/
Post # 5
If you are considering your 9/10 event your “wedding” and would like it presented as so, then I would put your maiden name on the invite. I don’t think it’s taboo to put your maiden name if you’re considering your 9/10 wedding as your ceremony… and your previous one as just a paper ceremony to make it legal.
If you are having a yeah-we’re-married party/reception then you can put your married name. I also 2nd Mrs. Pretzel’s invite, if you’re having it be a we-got-married reception or renewal of vows.