How Do I Write Place Cards for a Formal Event?
by Robert Hickey
Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Dear Robert,

I'm putting together place cards for a memorial dinner on May 31st. In general, I'm using the form:

Mr. Andy Clark

I choose to use Andy rather than Andrew because this is a social dinner reception. But the event does have some formal business overtones as I have a mix of corporate, government, and guests at our tables. Should I use the more formal version of my name instead?

--- Thanks, Andy

Dear Andy,

If you want to use nicknames because it's the right tone for the evening -- do it. Just because it's a place card doesn't mean you have to formalize it. Just write:

Andy Clark

-- Robert Hickey

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