How do I interprete this wedding invitation?
June 4, 2010 7:53 AM   Subscribe

I just received my first of many wedding invitations, and I am a little unsure about how to respond. Based on this pic, it looks likes after "M_____" I put Mr. John Doe. Correct?
posted by helios410 to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
That's correct. The "M" is the beginning of "Mr." or "Ms." or "Miss" or "Mr. and Mrs." and all that.
posted by Lucinda at 7:55 AM on June 4, 2010

I received an invitation like this recently but it was addressed ____ & ____ Lastname (my husband and I). I put Mr. and Mrs. Lastname in the blank.
posted by miratime at 7:56 AM on June 4, 2010

It's a weird convention, but that's correct. It avoids the inelegant 'Mr./Ms' construction.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:32 AM on June 4, 2010

If you know them well and want to be funny you could put "Me--Mr. John Doe"
posted by stormpooper at 10:18 AM on June 4, 2010

I was just put in this position last week, I wonder if you and I are going to the same event. I was flummoxed until I called my sister - you're probably like me and feel awkward calling yourself mister. I almost just put M__e. . . ?
posted by Think_Long at 10:39 AM on June 4, 2010

As Lucinda said, I think that's correct. One thing to add, if you're allowed to bring a date, this is where you'd list his/her name as well so they can make place cards. If the invitation isn't addressed to "& guest" (or a significant other's name + yours), though, it's possible they don't have room for you to bring someone else.
posted by davextreme at 10:52 AM on June 4, 2010

Lucinda is correct.
posted by pineapple at 3:31 PM on June 4, 2010

Is it a plus one invite? The blank also allows you to say 'Mr John Doe and Ms Alice Roe', if that's the case.
posted by goo at 4:12 PM on June 4, 2010

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