RE: Maiden names on name tags
Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 7:11 PM
We just did our 40th, our 6th reunion, and we usually follow the same format: The first name in large letters next to the yearbook photo, followed by maiden name in parens then married name. For spouses, we also go with large first name, then last name followed by the spouses name in parens, without repeating the married name...so for your husband it would be Ted in large letters, followed by
Shaw (Beth Wade)...your tag would be Beth in large letters, followed by (Wade) Shaw. It helps to have the spouse's mate name listed like that so that people can easily identify that they are a spouse, and can start a conversation with them about: "oh, so you married Beth--she's a great person" etc. It's hard enough being a spouse at a reunion, so this helps others to break the ice with them.
Hope this helps--it's the most standard way of doing it, I think.
I'm also partial to name tag holders that are not attached with glue that can harm clothing. You should arrange the tags in alpha order, and attach spouses tags to each other...we do that in maiden name order--just easier that way.
You should also put up a sign at the sign-in desk that reads: Please re-cycle your name tags--most people will just throw out the holders anyway, so you might as well reuse them.
Have a geat reunion!