I am about to graduate with my Master's degree in May and have been planning on sending out graduation announcements, especially because I did not send any out for my undergrad graduation. I was getting married a couple months later and my mom and I both agreed that it would be in bad taste because it would look like we were asking for money twice, even if it were just to let people know.
Anyway, many of the family members who would be receiving the announcements are unaware that I never changed my last name. I am concerned that to those people, who have not heard from me since my wedding, may take my name as a sign that I have gotten divorced. My mom thinks this is a valid concern and suggested that maybe I tack on my husband's last name after my last name on the announcements, but I would much rather use my real name that is going on my degree and my husband agrees.
I thought about putting both of our names on the return address as I typically do to show that we are still together. Does anyone else have any suggestions? Do you think this is silly for me to be concerned about in the first place?