(Closed) Bride’s father deceased how to word invitation?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that’s very nice of you- it would have made your Dad smile.

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The wording sort of sounds like an announcement more than an invitation in the last paragraph but if it works for you, then go for it!

Post # 5
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We haven’t finalized our wording, but both of our fathers have passed away. We’ll probably do something like “Together with our mothers, bethesdabride & MrBethesda request the honor…” We’ll have our parents, both late fathers and mothers listed by name in the program.

Your approach would be fine, I’m sure. It does read a little bit like a wedding announcement rather than an invite, but people will know its an invite, so it’s not something to stress over I wouldnt think.

Post # 6
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe something like this would make it sound less like an announcement and more like an invitation:

Miss Smith

daughter of Sue Smith and the late Bill Smith


Mr. Jones

son of Bob Jones and Mary Brady

request the honour of your presence at their marriage.

 date, time, place, etc

Post # 7
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep, I like FutureKMM’s idea! I saw that on a couple websites too.

Post # 9
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could you start with “together with their parents,brides parents and groom’s parents,” then go to “bride and groom request…”?

We had a similar issue, my FI’s father is deceased, but my parents are hosting. We did

“brides parents request the honor of your presence at the marriage of

bride and


son of mother, stepfather and the late father”

Post # 10
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Maid/Matron of Honor got married last year and her father is deceased her invitations said,

Mrs.Mother of the Bride, and Mr.Father of the bride in spirit,

request the honour of your presence

at the wedding of their daughter

Bride’s Name


Groom’s Name

Son of Mr. Father of the Groom and Mrs. Father of the Groom


I thought that was a really nice way of handling it.

Post # 11
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, these are some great ideas….I was just dealing with this myself since my father passed away 6 years ago. I really wanted to include him in my wedding invites as it seems strange not to.

Post # 12
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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