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Place card etiquette - mr & mrs for married couples only?

Am, on June 13, 2019 at 4:41 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 7
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Hi! Figuring out place cards and wondering the etiquette. Is it wrong to write "Mr. & Mrs. ___" for married couples and first last name only (ex: John Smith & Jane Doe) for non-married couples? I know it should be consistent. My worry is that "mr john smith & ms jane doe" would be really long on the place cards. On the other hand, I'm afraid married couples (specifically "drs") will be offended not to be put together/include their "dr" title. What's the consensus on this? Thanks!


  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    We did individual ones per person.

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    If you're going to use Mr. and Mrs. for married couples, I think unmarried couples deserve the same formality.

  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah ·
    You should have the same formality. Also, just as a side note: place cards have just 1 name, as they are at the exact seat the individual is assigned to, if you are assigning seats. Escort cards are the cards that just assign the table.
  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Exactly this.

  • Kim
    Super September 2019
    Kim ·

    We are doing individual cards for each person as well.

  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
    Soon2Bmrsp ·

    For the married couples I did one placard. For singles they got their own and for those that brought guest, I did so and so and their guest. No one made any comments about it either, I think that people are just happy to have a seat. Dont stress over this

  • Michelle
    Super August 2019
    Michelle ·
    If people are getting upset over the way their name is written on a seating card, they have issues. Lol I agree they should all be cohesive but it's not the end of the world and not worth stressing over. If you know that you specifically have a Dr attending and know they would prefer to have their card state this, then go ahead but you could always just write John and Joan Smith as well as John Smith and Joan Wood for the other cards.

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