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Redneck Gravy

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Re: Addressing Checks to Newlyweds
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2013, 02:55:53 PM »
I wrote one today - Mary Smith or John Jones

Now, either can deposit it but it is still for both of them.

On a side note: I have always questioned the Dr issue if it's the missus.

I was told: Mr. John Smith and Dr. Jane Smith    but never Dr and Mr John Smith or Mr and Dr John Smith    (anyone else jump in here and correct me)

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Re: Addressing Checks to Newlyweds
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2013, 02:34:44 PM »
Redneck Gravy, I've seen one source somewhere that allowed for Mr. John and Dr. Jane Smith in that case.  The "mr. and Dr." case I saw just had a last name, so it was Mr. and Dr. Smith for that.

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Re: Addressing Checks to Newlyweds
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2013, 03:02:38 PM »
That makes sense Mr and Dr Smith

I worked at a printing company that did gobs of wedding invitations and we had to be current on social addressing etiquette so we had a book to look in.  That is where I think I read the never separate a man's first name from his surname rule - it's always Mary & John Smith unless there is death or divorce, etc.  The doctor title has always kept me running back to the book...

I am off to a wedding this weekend - bride & groom are hosting their own wedding.  The invitation was on a tastefully done postcard from the happy couple and did not list any of their sets of divorced parents (BTB said what a mess that would be!)