Post # 1
Does the bride’s name go before the groom’s or vice versa? I know that on the invitations the bride’s name goes first but I always thought that the groom’s name was supposed to go first on all of the other things. I recently ordered our menus and all of the examples had the bride’s name first so I just went with it. Now it is time to design our logo for our photobooth and all of those examples are with the groom’s name first? Is there a right and wrong way to do this? Should I just stick with bride first to match everything else or should I have the groom first on our favors? Thanks in advance for your advice! 🙂
Post # 3
The groom ALWAYS goes first because essentially he is the one who initated the marriage. This goes along with the wedding vows.
Post # 4
But, you can do whatever you think looks best. Since you went with bride first on one thing maybe the groom on another so it’s equal, or you could just do them all the same, What I said earlier is just traditional.
Post # 5
i put his name first on the save the dates but my name first on the invites. plus it sounds better with his name first….chris and kate vs kate and chris
Post # 6
I’ve always heard that the woman goes first until the couple is actually married — at that point, the man comes first. That’s the rule we followed for our Save-The-Date Cards & Invites.
Post # 7
There are so many different versions of ‘etiquette’ on this it’s crazy 🙂 I’ve always told my brides to use what they like best, but to try and keep it consistent through everything printed… so for our save the dates, invites, and programs my name is first.
We also used the same ‘ladies first’ rule in addressing our invites to unmarried couples and in our escort cards. For same sex couples we listed who we were closer to first.
Post # 8
We are using the “ladies first” rule on everything. My name is first on all stationary, website, etc.
Post # 9
I know this may not be right etiquette-ly but sometimes I find that couples names’ sound better a certain way. For example, a couple I’m friends with will always be Alex & Michelle to me. Michelle & Alex just sound off to me. And that kinda works with my SO and I, depending on if its my full first name or my nickname. So its either His Name & My Nickname or My Name & His Name. So maybe that might work for you and your Fiance too?
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! I definitely think that Matthew & Cheryl sounds better than Cheryl & Matthew but I have already ordered the menus with my name first so too late for that! I think i’ll use Matthew and Cheryl for the favors and our engraved flutes and then we will be even 🙂 Thanks again for your help!
Post # 11
I always thought that the bride’s name goes first on everything wedding-related.. then after you’re married, hubby’s name is first.
Post # 12
traditionally, the grooms name goes first. However, it’s up to you. I don’t think anyone will notice whose name is first, except maybe older relatives and/or parents. To everyone else, it won’t matter.