(Closed) Whose name goes first?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should the order of names be on a first name only address stamp?
    His then Hers : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Hers then His : (18 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I always use girl’s name first and guy’s name second.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve always been taught that it’s Mrs and Mr Smith. So lady then man.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Hm, I have always heard it Mr and Mrs, not the other way around. I always put my SO’s name first.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I always do his name first, then mine though I’m not sure why. I guess I just like it that way. It’s the same on everything: our wedding website, address stickers, invitations.

    The only thing that’s different is our address stamp– I didn’t put either of our first names, or Mr. & Mrs. I just put his last name, then the address. Like this:
        Smith
    123 Main St.
    Anytown, CA

    I don’t know if that’s etiquette or not, but that’s the way I like it.  🙂

    And I loooooooooove my address stamp. I didn’t tell FH when I ordered it because I thought he was going to laugh at me. But he ended up liking it too, which surprised me.

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper

    On basically all wedding stuff, the girl goes first.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Proper etiquette is ladies first. However, I wouldn’t worry too much if you prefer it the other way.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We decided on this:

    My name would go first for anything prior to the wedding.

    After the wedding, we would put his name first (in more Mr. and Mrs. format).

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @caszos: That’s pretty much how we’re going about it.

    Post # 12
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’ve always heard it’s one way before your married and another after you’re married.

    So your name should be first on all wedding stuff (because you’re not married yet) but when you address an invitation to a married couple, the male’s name should be first.

    Hope this helps!

     

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’ve always heard it’s one way before your married and another after you’re married.

    So your name should be first on all wedding stuff (because you’re not married yet) but when you address an invitation to a married couple, the male’s name should be first.

    Hope this helps!

     

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

    I actually THINK (but I’m no wedding expert!) the man’s first name is not supposed to ever be separated from his surname… So… it would either be Jane and John Jones or Mr. and Mrs. John Jones. But not John and Jane Jones…. Kind of like how you’re not supposed to separate the salt and pepper when you pass them at a table, even if someone just asks for the salt. 🙂

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