My fiancé is a Marine. How do we incorporate his rank into the invitation? Should it be abbreviated? Does it go under his name?
Thanks for your advice,
The traditional way to incorporate a military rank is like this:
Full Rank Full Name, Military Branch
First Lieutenant John Arquette, United States Marine Corps
First Lieutenant John Arquette, USMC
To save space, it is okay to abbreviate the military branch. It is also okay to split the name into two lines (Full Rank Full Name on first line — Military Branch on second line).
Rank should be spelled out in full whenever possible. This same protocol should be followed when addressing envelopes to members of the military.
I married a Marine, too! USMC weddings are fun. Tip from experience: order extra booze.