Sunday, March 31, 2013

Who's Name Comes First, the Bride's or the Groom's?


Have not been posting for days.. or even a week I think, Finally the wedding prep bug is giving me space and now am slowly getting a break hahahahah not that am complaining I love doing some research, emailing possible suppliers ( reminder to self : have to short list the suppliers and update blog), arranging my wedding digital file and the list goes on.

When I was doing our stationery mock ups my jowaness commented that his name should come first and I just reacted WHAT??? hahhahaha. I know for invitations its BRIDE + GROOM but how about the rest?? 

So, I asked Google     

Who's Name Comes First, the Bride's or the Groom's? 

source : sweetsanitydesigns.com 

After pondering this with a bride-to-be yesterday I decided to post this question and get others thoughts!! What is the etiquette surrounding who's name goes first on all the wedding details? Typical protocol says that prior to the wedding day (on Save the Dates, Invitations, etc.) that the bride's name precedes the groom's. And after the wedding day (on Thank You cards, Address Labels, etc.) that the groom's name precedes hers. Ok, makes good enough sense...
But what about DURING the wedding on...
Welcome Bags, Programs, Favors, Guest Books, Cocktail Napkins, etc? 

Seems like there are Two Options:

  1. Stick with the protocol above and decide per item. Welcome bags at the hotel? Not married yet, so go with brides name first.  Favors at the Wedding? You are a "Mrs." now so place the groom's name first.
  2. Or use your Personal Preference. It seems the strict etiquette really applies mostly to the formal stationery, so for other items use your personal preference on what looks and 'feels' right to you.

Ok, now it's time for me to make some amendments : -)

     

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Miss Chuchubells

Miss Chuchubells was born and grew up in Manila, Philippines in 1973. She left Manila for Singapore in 2001and still lives in there with her Hubbyness and brother. When not updating her blog, Miss Chuchubells is a passionate food enthusiast, proud coffee fanatic, social media advocate, tv fanatic , amateur travel buff, beauty newbie but mostly she is a dreamer and believes that “People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” and she is living it right now.

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