Q&A: RSVPs: What's the Meaning of "M"?

Q:

What does the "M" mean on the first line of a response card? I'm assuming this is where I fill in our names, but why is the letter there? Is it an abbreviation for Mr./Mrs./Ms.?

A:

In a sense. When you sign your name or names on that line, use the "M" as the first letter of your title. For example, you might write "Ms. Diana Barnes and Mr. Steven Brown." A married couple would put "Mr. and Mrs. Casey Harris." A single woman would put "Ms. Angela Hall." Just tack on the letter or letters to create the appropriate title, then fill in your names.


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Q&A: Invitations: Destination Wedding Etiquette?

My fiance and I are getting married in Maui and know that not all the 200 guests we would like to invite will make it. When we come back home, we are going to have a reception for everyone not able to make the trip. I've read that when getting married away and returning home to a reception, you should only send out wedding invitations to those you know can and will attend the wedding, then send out separate invitations for the reception. We both feel very strongly about sending invitations to everyone and then including (at the bottom) that a reception will be held in our honor when we return. We are afraid that if we follow etiquette, we will hurt people's feelings. Do we follow the rules or do what we feel is right?

by The Knot