Some, There's a Lot in a Name
bride once came up to me before the start of her ceremony and
asked: "Tom, during the ceremony, do you have to use my real
first name?" No, I said, you can be called by whatever name
you like. Why do you ask? She replied that her real first name
couples want to be introduced with their new title as "Husband
and Wife" while others don't. Most brides take their groom's
surname, while some grooms change their surname to that of
their wife's. Some brides don't change their last name to that
of their husband's.
say that Robert Carlin is marrying Anita Wyrick. Their introduction,
at the ceremony's conclusion might go like this:
and gentlemen, please warmly receive and welcome into the community
or your families..."
and Mrs. Robert Carlin
- Mr. Robert Carlin and Mrs. Anita Carlin
- Mr. Robert Carlin and Mrs. Anita Wyric
- Robert and Anita
are just some suggestions. The point is that you may use any
name you wish for your ceremony and be introduced to your guests
title or name arrangement you like.