Our invitation proof arrived today, and it reminds me of something I’ve been wanting to ask:
How many people’s parents are listed as, “Mr. and Mrs. John D. Smith” on the invitations? My parents are, but only because my (very feminist) mom is flexible and chill with whatever we picked. The only other option I liked was to name them casually (“John and Cindy Smith”) but that went against all the rest of the wording of the invitation!
This gets even stickier when your mother is a doctor, minister, judge or any profession with a specialized title. You can’t write “Mr. and Dr. John Smith” if Cindy Smith is the M.D.!
As a feminist, I’m hoping that over the next decade or so, someone comes up with a much easier way of wording these invitations. I already know it’s going to be different for my kids, because I’m keeping my name anyway!