Monday, January 26, 2009

Etiquette Question of the Week

Question: “What does the 'M' on the response card stand for?”
This is the most frequently asked question we get. Clients always seem embarrassed or feel stupid asking this question and we think its because they are afraid of the answer. They've all faced the 'm' when responding to weddings in the past - but did they guess correctly?!?! We're here to spare you the embarrassment (and hopefully confirm what you kinda already know).

Answer: “M” is the first letter of every salutation - Mr., Mrs., Miss, and so on. The guest is to complete their salutation followed by their name. For instance: Mr. and Mrs. Dave Knirk. Don't want your own guests wondering what to do with that pesky 'M'? A modern alternative to the pre-printed 'M' is the word 'Name'. Although about 50% of our brides select the more stratightfoward option, we're sure the traditional 'M' will stand the test of time.

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1 comment:

Simi said...

too funny! We had that issue with our RSVP's as well.. so many people didn't put anything there or "crossed out" the M thinking we put it there in error.. of course when you have DR's they cross out the M as if we did them a disservice by not having a D there. I kind of knew it would be a problem so i numbered the back of the cards, and saved who got what number in my address spreadsheet so WE would know WHO it came back from, THANK GOD for thinking that through before sending them :)