You know I don't know either
So I'd go with;- 'The wedding of laura and maxwell'
Exactly what I was going to say!
Laura and Maxwell's
An amazing steak dinner at a fancy schmancy restaurant at the end of last year. I had a 6 oz. filet, creamed spinach, and a twice baked potato. I wish I could eat there every day.
if you give us the context, we can probably help you better, but generally I agree it sounds better to say something like, "You're invited to attend the wedding of Laura and Maxwell..."
Last night my SO made shark filets, potato wedges and some steak (he made it in case the shark wasn't good but it was delicious) and steamed broccoli. For an appetizer with cocktails we had braised eel.
a+ to your SO - that all sounds amazing
It was so good. I am so freaking glad that he likes to cook and is good at it.
I disagree with the others. It is Laura's and Maxwell's.
Break it up: whose wedding is it?
What the others are saying is this: "Maxwell's wedding" and "Laura," which are two separate things.
Last good one was probably a Pakistani meal.
I agree with this. "Laura's and Maxwell's" sounds wrong to a lot of people, but it's actually the right way to go.
nah, multiple sources say otherwise. ;o
Well, I'll be dipped. You're right. I guess I learned something new today.
the separate possessives can also make it sound like two different possessions (or events in this case).
the rule is an apostrophe and s after the last noun or name where there is joint ownership. but it can sound awkward which is why I like to flip it around and use "of" where I can.
Can I pull my UK top 5 university education in English and say it's Laura and Maxwell's?
lol I studied Arts in one of my country's top 5 universities, including some English units, and most of those kids would have no idea, and many of them had really average grammar. So, nope.
Laura and Maxwell's
although since you are still getting mixed responses, i'd probably be safe and go with "the wedding of Laura and Maxwell"
"Laura and Maxwell's wedding." It's a joint possessive; you're basically referring to them as one unit, so you can rephrase it as "The wedding of Laura and Mark." "Laura's and Mark's wedding" uses two singular possessives and would instead be rephrased as "The wedding of Laura and the wedding of Mark." In context, I'm sure people would get either one, but take it out of context and it gets confusing.
I wonder how Maxwell feels about being ditched for this Mark guy.
Haha, well, I did always favor Mark. You want to marry MAXWELL, Laura? Well, that is maximum awful...mark my words.
Laura and Maxwell's because you're a unit.
But I'd do "The wedding of Laura and Maxwell" instead.
Huh, I really don't know either :) Gah, I'm no help!
A roast dinner last night with all the trimmings, winning!
Not a native speaker but as far as I remember "Laura and Maxwell's" would suggest you're a team and it's the wedding of the two of you. "Laura's and Maxwell's" can be used in, like, "Laura's and Maxwell's car is both a Mercedes" meaning they have the same kind of car but one each. Or in your case the same kind of wedding.
Why not ask the printer. They should know.