Post # 1
I need your imput on invitation wording!
We are having a full Catholic Mass and my father is paying for the whole wedding. YM parents are divorced though and I love my step mom and would want to include her on the invitation if we were to put names. We would also want his parents names- which turns this into a giant list of names rather than an invitation.
Is there a way to just put “together with their parents” or something rather than everyones names?
I dont think my dad would be offended that he isn’t listed on the invitation
Post # 3
We’re putting “together with their parents” BUT we’re paying for the wedding and we discussed it with our parents first. I would run it by your dad instead of just going off what you think he’ll be okay with! Better safe than sorry 🙂
Post # 4
@moose91: I would ask your dad outright before you order invitations. Better not to offend. I think there are a lot of very nice ways to word invitations that honor all parents, without making it sound too much like a list of names. The main thing is to have your and your fiance’s names in much larger print, so that they are the focus of the invitation. You could also play around with having your names in a different font or color too, to make them stand out. That way even if all the parents’ names are on the invitation, they aren’t the focus of the invitation.
Generally “Together with their parents” implies that the bride & groom are hosting(paying) with contributions from both parents.
In your case, you could use something like this:
Mr. and Mrs. Dad and Stepmom
Ms. Mom Firstname Lastname
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Your First Name and Middle Name
Your Fiance’s First, Middle and Last Name
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fiance’s parents