Post # 1
I have a major problem with the wording on my invites! FI’s parents are divorced which makes it that much more complicated, but to make matters worse, his father isn’t paying for one cent of the wedding! My parents, FI’s mother & Step-Dad and the two of us are all splitting the giant bill three ways! He is upset that his Father’s name won’t be on the invite, but I don’t want to put his name on there b/c he’s not contributing to the wedding! But then will it hurt his Father’s feelings to see FI’s Step-Dad’s name on the invite? Please Bees, I need some words of advice on how to correctly address our invitations. Thank you!
Post # 3
Why not go with
Girl & Guy
Together with their parents
Invite you to their wedding….
This would take out a lot of drama and make your invites less wordy. I struggled too about how to word the invites – but honestly, do the guests really need to know exactly who paid for what?
Hope that helps! Good luck!
Post # 4
I would put your FFILs name on the invite, especially if your FI is upset that his name isn’t being included. Having parents names on a invitation is an honor & shouldn’t be a receipt. He is still your FI’s father. 🙂
As for the wording, I’d just put his mom & step dad’s name first!
Mr. & Mrs. Your Parents
Request the honor of your presence
At the marriage of their daughter
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Mother & Step Father
And Mr. Father
Post # 5
Just write Together with their Families
Since his parents are divorced, that takes out a list of names and is vague enough so everyone will feel included.
Post # 6
my fiance’s family is also divorced and both sets of parents are remarried. his dad (and step-dad for that matter) isn’t paying for the wedding either, but his step-mom is contributing her time and efforts to make us our favors (which is super nice of her). we’re going to say what @endsoon suggests.
together with their parents
request the honor of your presence…
it just makes it so that i don’t have to write out 500 names on the invitation and nobody asks why “dad” isn’t on the invitation.
Post # 7
Thank you so much! This really helps and now I can play around with all of these wording ideas!