Although it has been suggested by nearly every one of our guests, Steve will not be changing his last name to Blumer. Amanda has also rejected the idea of a hyphenated last name.

This means, at some point, you’re going to have to learn how to properly pronounce and spell Wrzeszczynski. The name may be intimidating, but it is quite easy once you learn the tricks.


Wrzeszczynski is best learned in four steps.

1. It begins with a ‘Wr’ and right away you hit your first ‘z’ There are 3 of them.

2. This is the easy part. It’s just an ‘es’

3. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. Constantly remind yourself that there are 3 z’s and you already used up one of them. You need the rest of them at this point. Toss a ‘c’ in between to arrive at ‘zcz’

4. If you managed to make it through the last step, you’re home free. Just tack on a ‘yn’ then the Polish ‘ski’ and you’re set!


It’s pronounced: Ra-zin-ski. Wrzeszczynski! Don’t you see it?

We are more than aware that you can eliminate about half of the letters and still arrive at the same pronunciation. But that wouldn’t be as much fun now would it?

One last thing, all guests will be tested on the spelling of our last name upon arrival at the reception hall. Spell it wrong and you ain’t eating.


caroline on September 6th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

So I was actually poking around on Google, looking for a bridal blog, and came across this.

This is, pretty definitely, the cutest wedding site I’ve ever seen a couple put together. I especially love this pronunciation page, and massive kudos to your guy on the proposal planning.

Apologies for being the only weirdo stranger commenting on here. Congrats!

Aunt Cindy on September 6th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

OK. I will practice and be ready to spell–I am not missing out on the food. But really, how long is it going to take the first child (and I understand that Donna can hardly wait to be called “Grandma”) to learn to say it. How old were you, Steve, when you learned to spell it?
Love, Aunt Cindy

Aunt Di on September 22nd, 2011 at 11:52 am

We didn’t have kindergarden when I started at St.Charles in Cornwells Heights (Bensalem) and your grandparents didn’t think to help us out by teaching the spelling of our last name before we started school.The whole first year I had this giant name tag across my desk for all to see.Gee,wonder why I’m so bad at spelling, seeing how the spelling of our name makes very little sence.I sujust you stat at an early age….birth. Love Aunt Di