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Does it matter who's name goes first on personalized items?
A lot of the items I would like to purchase for favors and also the cake topper comes personalized. Does it matter if his name goes first or mine?

Married: 07/09/2010
Posted On: Dec 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Tara S.

Dec 30, 2009 at 4:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Congratulations on your engagement! Think about it this way...after you are married, the groom's name should be first on all items. The bride to be should always be first mentioned in the save the dates, wedding invitations and programs.
Happy Planning!

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Married: 2+ years ago
Dec 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Before you are married you always here Bride and Groom after you are married you hear Husband and wife. So that is what we are going with, all pre-wedding my name will go first after we are married his name will come first.
Happy New Year and Congratulations to all the couples

Reverend Susan L.

Rev. Susan M. Liggett
Dec 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It honestly just depends on what the item is - most times the man's name goes first


Dec 20, 2009 at 3:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The bride's name should be first on all things wedding related. This would include invitations, favors, engraving on the cake knife, congrats banners or signs, etc. After the wedding, the groom's name should be first. This would include thank you notes and any future correspondence.

The Wedding Invitation Specialist

The Invitation Place
Dec 20, 2009 at 9:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I hate to say it but the Reverend is incorrect. When it pertains to anything social in nature, especially weddings. Any printed items for the wedding, bride's name is always first.

Married: 03/19/2010
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Dec 22, 2009 at 2:25 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I understand it is the rule or whatever that the womans name goes before the mans... however I changed that on as many things as I could. Matches, napkins, etc., all have his name first, which is MY preference.
Dec 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We ALWAYS see the bride's name first!

Married: 2+ years ago
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Dec 29, 2009 at 8:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I actually tried to make it equal. But somehow on the day of the wedding stuff, for the programs and the more prominent favors, and paper centerpieces, his name was first. my friends were upset!!! ;p I would have put my name first on most of that wedding day stuff, now that I think of it!!! Now, our deal is: my name comes first for the next couple of years! lol he really doesn't care.
Dec 30, 2009 at 12:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ladies first, always. As with the Monogram the first letter of his last name goes in the middle and is largest. The brides first initial is first in line and is slightly smaller followed by the larger last initial of the groom then the smaller first initial of the groom.

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Dec 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Bride name goes first because after the wedding his name will come first

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