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Mr. and Mrs. or Mr. and Dr.?

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#1 TaniBBurwell

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    Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:31 AM

    Hey all!

    Serious question-

    I have worked on my Doctoral degree for the past 7 years. When I introduce myself to others in formal situations, I say "My name is Dr....."

    I know when a man has a Doctorate/MD/PhD/etc. and he's married, the newlywed couple is introduced as "Dr. and Mrs...."

    Do you think it's appropriate to be introduced as "Mr. and Dr." or "Mr. and Mrs."?

    #2 juliepfeif

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      Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:10 AM

      Mr. and Dr. You worked very hard to earn that title and you regularly use it to introduce yourself.

      #3 jk1101

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        Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:29 AM

        I agree that you worked hard for that title/degree, but this isn't the place to use it. My personal opinion is that this is a social occasion, not a professional occasion - Mr & Dr sounds awkward (in this instance).
        According to etiquette, if you're interested, this was the answer:

        Since the officiant will be introducing you two as a newly married couple, and not in a professional capacity, "Mr. and Mrs. Robbins" (for example) is more appropriate. If you tend to go by "Dr. Robbins" in most social situations -- if it's on your wedding invitation, for instance -- and really feel more comfortable being addressed as such, then of course you can use "Dr." Just keep in mind that the title is usually used in social situations by medical doctors only.

        #4 KarenM

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          Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

          Hi, I agree with Maureen & JerseyKitten as well. I'm working on my doctorate in nursing so I can empathize with how much your degree means to you, but having said that I don't think it's really appropriate to introduce yourself as Mr & Dr at your wedding. To me it sounds awkward & too formal for your introduction as a newly married couple. Like Maureen said, those who are there will know how hard you've worked for your education & it just seems the wrong place to announce your professional title.

          #5 *Nadine*

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            Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:11 PM

            yep I agree.. everyone there will know you are a Dr. so I dont think you need to be announced that way. Its different in a formal situation where you are meeting people but this is your friends and family so I think mr. and mrs. is the way to go

            #6 **~Linda~**

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              Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:18 PM

              Mr and Mrs. I tend to agree with the others :). I dont think that any couple(be it man or woman) in their wedding should be introduced as Dr etc. its just not that type of occasion. hth!

              #7 AnnaBanana

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                Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

                Again, I agree!
                The point is to announce you as a married couple, so using "Mr. and Mrs." would seem most appropriate.

                #8 Loveisintheair

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                  Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

                  Umm..I disagree because I have two women friends whom titles are Dr. and when I asked them to send their address information they both put Dr. I was going to put just Mr and Mrs. put they made a point to pur Dr. in the front One was Mr and Dr and the other was Dr. and Dr. I meant more to them than I realized.

                  #9 *HOLLY*

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                    Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:07 PM

                    Originally Posted by TA Maureen
                    Yes, when you are addressing someone's mail you should use their proper titles. However, I think most of us are saying that this is different as it is not being formally written but rather an announcement being made at their wedding.
                    Agreed!!!! You are becoming a "Mrs" you already a Dr. So I would stick with Mr and Mrs. This is your day as a couple not you being a Dr. I understand you worked hard on it but for the big day stick with Mr and Mrs IMO.

                    #10 TaniBBurwell

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                      Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:37 PM

                      That's what I thought! Thanks yall!

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