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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsWeddings · 6 years ago

How to announce a couple at wedding in this case?

If a woman plans to keep her last name after marriage, how should she and her husband be announced during the reception?

Saying Mr..and Mrs. Smith will give the impression that she is changing her name and others will mistakingly call her Mrs. Smith. Woud you say, "I now introduce Mr. Smith and Ms. Coehler," or " John Smith and Brenda Coehler"?

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  • Poodie
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    The needn't make a "grand entrance". This is a relatively new attention- needy thing. It happens more more as receiving lines are dying out, and long gaps/cocktail hours are more common so the couple can take photos. It isn't necessary to make your guests wait and be late to your own event, forcing yourself to be announced as if you are at a cotillion or grand ball.

    I digress however, since this IS so common, why not just say, "The newly married couple, Brenda and John!"?

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  • Amy
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    Two thoughts:

    #1There would be no point in "introducing" someone if they were going to keep their names.

    #2 On that day, spiritually and symbolically, they have become Mr & Mrs Smith, regardless of what they choose to do legally. So they can be introduced that way - no one with think "OMG she's changing her name".

    If you believe being introduced is too misleading - then skip the intro completely - It's not mandatory.

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  • 6 years ago

    Either of your options are fine.

    Just be aware, though, that some old-school (or just plain stubborn and rude) people will call her "Mrs. Smith" no matter how many hints she drops. So just be prepared for that.

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    My daughter is keeping her name. They are having the DJ say

    ...and our bride and groom, Jane and John.

    instead of any MR. and MRS signs they are going with bride and groom -

    which will be on the back of their chairs

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  • Lydia
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Just use first names.

    She doesn't get to use Mrs. since she isn't taking his surname.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    It could be annoced John Smith and his wife Jane Jones. You could do first names only, or hyphenate your name. To you can be Mr and Mrs Smith for the evening. It's up to you. Discuss how you want it dine with your DJ.

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  • 6 years ago

    "...and here's our bride and groom, Brenda and John!"

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