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So I was working on photoshop last night designing my invitations and I had a kind of random question. My parents are paying for my wedding so I was starting off the wording with 'Mr. & Mrs. X X request...' Now my dad has his PhD and in professional endevors goes by Dr. X but he is not a medical doctor -- My family and friends know him as Mr. X.  So my question is, on the ivite do I put 'Dr. & Mrs. X X request...' or do I keep the title of 'Mr.' for my father? TIA for the help!

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    edited December 2011
    Hmmm... maybe post this on the etiquette board? Or, if there is no etiquette rule for that, see which one he would prefer?
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    Ash2985Ash2985 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not sure about etiquette, but I'd probably ask him which he prefers.  I'd probably list him as Dr., but if he doesn't want you to, I don't think it would really totally matter what etiquette says, IMO.
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    gmc22gmc22 member
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    edited December 2011
    Great - thanks ladies! I posted on the etiquette board as J suggested and they said that, technically, he should be listed as Mr. b/c only medical doctors are listed as Dr. but to ask him to see what he is most comfortable with. I'm sure he'll say Mr. as he only goes by Dr. professionally or while teaching. Thanks so much for the input!
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    jrsygrl10jrsygrl10 member
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    edited December 2011
    i agree, ask which he prefers. i think etiquette will tell you to list him as dr, though.
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    JamieK1882JamieK1882 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hmm..I disagree. I feel lif someone has a "dr." title they should use it. Then again, I may be biased because my RSVP address had Dr. Jamie X. I have my pharmacy doctorate and I feel anyone that put that work in to get the title shoulud use it!
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    edited December 2011
    The etiquette board is wrong.  It is ALWAYS technically correct to refer to a Ph.D. as Dr. unless they specifically tell you not to use it.  

    I had six Ph.D.s at my wedding (including myself) and each person was listed on both invite and escort card as Dr.
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    cgyvhucgyvhu member
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    edited December 2011

    I had read on an etiquette FAQ that PhDs are addressed as "Dr." but that MDs/DOs are addressed as "Doctor."  Might want to check on this, but I do feel like a PhD should be addressed somehow- it's a lot of work (im obviously biased though)!
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    gmc22gmc22 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hmm - ok thanks for all the input - I'll talk to my dad and see what he would be most comfortable with. I did tentatively put Dr. in the text last night but it was too late to call my dad when I was working on them. I suppose I will put whatever he feels most comfortable using! Thanks again ladies!
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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    Etiquette is definitely that all PhDs should be Dr.  Ask your dad which he would prefer and go with that, though.

    FWIW, my FIL is a PhD and was listed on wedding stuff as Dr.
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