Post # 1
Ok here’s the deal: My parents are paying for MOST of the wedding but FI’s Mom (widowed not remarried) is paying for a large chunk as well. Our venue/ceremony is on a lake and outdoors so I consider it informal. This is what I was thinking:
This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, love
Mr. and Mrs. (my parents)
and Mrs. (FI’s Mom)
invite you to share in the joyof the marriage uniting their children
My first and middle name
FI Full Name
Saturday, the second of July
two thousand eleven
five o’clock in the evening
Reception immediately following ceremony
Post # 6
I think it’s a great choice of words! Since your parents are paying for most, it’s good that you listed them first!
Post # 7
do fi and his mom have the same last name? if so, i would just put his first and middle.
Post # 8
Looks fine to me! I’m probably going to use a similar fomat. It will have both sets of parents names because my fiance’s parents are catering and my parents are paying for everything else. That being said, my parents will be listed first, but I still want his parents on the invitation.
Looks good 🙂
Post # 9
Do you guys like the little saying above the actual invitation wording? Is that in the appropriate place?
Post # 10
Are you talking about this phrase: “This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, love”?
It’s cute, but it doesn’t match the other wording. It starts off with you being the “speaker”. Then it switches to an anonymous speaker, announcing your parents AND yourself (when you were already speaking…). I don’t think it goes. Sorry it’s hard for me to explain, I don’t really understand parts of speech like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, person. But do you get what I’m saying?
Post # 11
I would change it to just “the marriage of their children” not the “the marriage uniting their children”. And I would keep the same format for your name and your fiance’s. Either full names for both or first and middle for both. I think in this case you should do full names for both since your name is separated from your parents. Also… just say “Reception Immediately Following” and cut the word ceremony.
Also… I agree that the saying above the invitation isn’t really appropriate since it changes the speaker. Also, you have very formal invitation format so I don’t think that quote matches the tone.
Post # 12
i didn’t even notice the phrase above. i agree with @kperry3:
i would change the wording to:
“invite you to share in their joy as their children unite in marriage”
Post # 13
Thanks. I’d like to add a sweet saying at the beginning. Maybe I need to do some more research and find something that isnt suggesting a narrative.
Post # 14
Does you FI want his late father mentioned?
Post # 16
@nmsoonerbride: No, actually I looked it up and it’s not proper to include people who have passed in the invitation. If they are to be honored, it should happen in the programs.