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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 8th 2014
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    Hi you all!
    Here I am again, having doubts about what is the right way to do it.
    I was searching online, and I saw that, when the parents are married, you traditionally refer to them as 'Mr. and Mrs. (Father's name)'. However, Mum would never be happy with that and I would love to have her name on the invites. So, I thought about "Mr. and Mrs. (Father's name) and (Mother's name)".
    Would this be right?! Is there any best way to do it?
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 8th 2014
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    Alternatively you could do Dads fullname & Mums full name rather than mr + mrs

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
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    Wouldn't it be weird without the Mr and Mrs? I like your idea very much, just need to know if it wouldn't looks weird...
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 8th 2014
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    It doesn't really make sense to have Mr and Mrs Dads name, mums name.... either go for Mr and Mrs surname, or dads first name and mums full name.

    For example Mr and Mrs Curtis.... or Stephen and Angela Curtis.




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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I dont think it will look weird at all, I'm very much of the mindset its your wedding have it your way.

    Our invites are going from our son. SILs invites came from her mum and dad and it was just their first names used.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
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    There is one phrase that comes to mind here and that is 'your wedding, your way'!

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 8th 2014
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    Hahaha I agree with you on the "your wedding, your way". But I also want to make our parents happy and proud, cause they are really special for us and have helped us since the beginning. I am going for the "Dad's first and Mum's full name" for both our parents. And using just our first names, ignoring the middle ones lol

    Thanks girls :*
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2014
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    You could put Mr *father's name* and Mrs *mother's name*

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2014
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    We have one for Mr and Mrs with my dads initial and surname. Luckily for us my mam and dad actually both have the same initial. I can't wait to become a Mrs and I'd guess if your mum and dad are married then your mum probably wont mind having it that way. All I can suggest is to ask though. I asked my mam if she wanted it traditional and she said it was up o us as it's our day, however she does like the sound of it. So that's what we went for
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2014
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    If you want to have the Mr and Mrs I would probably do 'Mr First Name Last Name' and 'Mrs First Name Last Name' x

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2014
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    I would put Mr Father's Name & Mrs Mother's Name if you want to have the Mr & Mrs :) x

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
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    My Mum is that kind of person that is very sensible and that is always thinking that we are leaving her behind. So, I know she would need to read her name on the invite to feel good. =/ Hope h2b family don't think it's too weird, but I have to put mum's name somehow on the invitation lol
    For now, I am not using the Mr or Mrs. Just their names. But i will try all the options you gave to me, to see which one sounds better :D
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Why would your OH's family think that was weird? It's completely normal! x

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 10th 2014
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    what does it matter what h2bs family think ..... are they going to see your parents invite ?

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    Lala, this would be for the invite wording. And Mum asked me to write it like both pairs of parents were inviting for the wedding. So I will need a pattern on how to do it. I've wrote their names without the Mr/Mrs. The other thing is that I am not using our mums full names. Like Mum's name is Severina but everyone knows/calls her by Sônia. And I don't see why I should use "Severina". I've talked to her, and at first she was like "But Sônia is not my name"... But come on, no one (not even her parents) call her this way lol
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    My fiancee has always had a shortened version of her name but on legal documents and official records she has her proper name therefore we are putting her official name on invitations and wedding 'things' as we personally feel that that is the way to do things. Maybe it's a cultural difference with us compared to you as I think you are from Brazil? :) x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I would be tempted to go more formal for the invitations and use her actual name

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    I'm having this drama as officially I am a Jennifer, and I use Jennifer at work. But everyone else calls me Jenn or Jennie. So which do I use?! Gah.

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 11th 2014
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    I agree that it sounds better having their proper name, but I don't know... Actually, if she asked at first for her proper name, I should go for it, right?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 12th 2014
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    I think proper, formal name for invitations. And you can be less formal for the place settings/table plan :-)

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    • ElizabethS30
      CommentAuthorElizabethS30
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 12th 2014
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    I agree with formal for the invitations then less so for place settings. Everyone calls me Beth so it's going to be weird to see / hear Elizabeth for all the wedding stuff! xx
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Dec 12th 2014
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    Ours were pretty formal; they came from my parents and it said 'Mr and Mrs John Doe request the honour of your presence..' That was their choice though. Another option is simply 'Mr and Mrs Doe', or, you could go with 'Mr John and Mrs Jane Doe'.

    We addressed the invitations with a similar level of formality and used people's full names for the most part, particularly with people my parents don't know well (eg one of their friends is called Elizabeth but they have never called her that, so didn't use it; but for OH's family and friends they used full names as we felt it would be rude to use nicknames/shortened names where my parents didn't know them).

    For place cards we went very informal, even using nicknames, and the guests really liked that :-)
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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Dec 12th 2014
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    Yeah, I've talked to mum and we agreed to keep if formal for the invitations :) And, so far, no "Mr/Mrs"...
 
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