Post # 1
I was looking at invitations and noticed that many if not all examples have (if Bride’s Parents’ are hosting)
Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of thier daughter
Bride’s First name, middle name
Here’s the thing:
I don’t have a middle name!
On the Papyrus website you get to make a mock invite using the samples they have online. Well when I added our info it looked really funny because I didn’t have a middle name. Any of you ladies having the same issues? What did you do differently? Since my parents are contributing I wanted to include thier names.
Post # 3
I don’t have a middle name either… but I think it looks fine. You can just put both yours and his names without middle names, unless he has an objection to this (ie familial significance or history). That way if you both have 2 names, then it’s more balanced.
Sorry can’t be more helpful…
Post # 4
i haven’t got a middle name either! and my full name is all of 7 letters while my fiance’s has more than 20! it looks funny since we’ve got it all spelled out on one line and i occupy less than 1/3 of it 🙁
Post # 5
Hmm well if you don’t have a middle name, why don’t you just use your last name? My parents actually have a different (slightly) last name than my sisters and me.
Post # 6
I have a middle name but didn’t use it on my invitation. Neither did FI
Post # 7
I don’t have a middle name and my FI does. We didn’t use his on our invites we just used our first and last names! Hope that helps!
Post # 8
I don’t have one either and my FI’s middle name is his dad’s name so we couldn’t leave it off the invite. At first our plan was to have our last names too so it wouldn’t look so unbalanced. But then when I saw it, I thought it was silly:
Mr. & Mrs. John Smith request blah blah their daugter
Jonathan Andrew Goldman
Son of Mary and Andrew Goldman.
So we killed the last names and now it just looks really uneven. The only other thing I could think of was to make up a new middle name, but too many people are aware of my life long woe of no middle name (sexism since my brother got one – I didn’t since one day I would get married and take my maiden as my middle!!)
Post # 9
I don’t have one, either, so we settled on:
Together with their parents
Jane Doe and John Michael Smith
request the pleasure of your company…
It looked a little more balanced, but my parents weren’t really hosting (and both families were contributing some), so it was ok not to use their names.
Post # 10
Thanks for the tips guys! Note to self: when I have kids I’m giving them middle names… maybe two! LoL My name is all of eight letters and is so BLAH!