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...
Welcome Bags, Programs, Favors, Guest Books, Cocktail Napkins, etc?
Seems like there are Two Options:
- 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.
- 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.