I’m not changing my name after our wedding (I asked David very nicely if he would like to change his, and thus far he has said no. Hence, un-matching names.) These days, with the variety of name options available, I suspect wedding guests want to know what name you are going with, and we’d like a more formal way to tell them then word of mouth.
So, what to do? The best solution I’ve heard is to include the very old fashioned “At Home” cards with our invitation. These cards were once used to formally announce the newlyweds address and the date they would be taking up residence, so you could drop by for a spot of tea, or send a letter. These days, with the addition of the couples names, they can be a great way to let people know what the heck you will be going by. Ours would read something like this:
Mr. David Hislastname
will be at home
after September first
123 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
We’d include these cards with our wedding invitations. They are adorable and old fashioned, and have the extra practicality of being small enough to stick in your address book or rolodex for future reference. Another benefit? These might prompt people to stop by for that spot of tea! Thus far this is the best, and most practical idea I’ve heard. Does anyone else have other tips and ideas to save well meaning family and friends from wild name confusion? What do you think of At Home Cards?