Post # 1
My husband and I are hosting my daughters informal wedding however her grandpartens are helping with certain things (grandma and grandpa are buying her dress, other grandma is helping with flowers). Fiance’s family is not helping at all and Fiances step father is against them being married at all. Grandma on Fiances mom’s side is making the cake. It’s all very complex.
My dilemma is how to word the Invites. I dislike the idea of putting… Mr. and Mrs. Blah Blah Blah invite you etc. because family is helping and my daughter dislikes the… Bride and Groom along with their families because she doesnt want people to think his parents are helping at all.
Post # 3
This is probably not etiguette proper at all, but for my invites I simply Put “bride and groom invite you to their wedding”
My reason were because of divorced parents on both sides and i didnt like the “along with their families” line
Post # 4
From an Etiquette point of view, the Invitations are issued by the person(s) who are acting as the Hosts of the event (Ceremony & Reception).
In your Daughter’s Particular situation that would be You and your Hubby. So yes the traditional…
Mr. & Mrs. ___
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Kenneth William Finn
Alternatively, the invites could come out from the couple (but that would imply that they are paying by themselves, and that you the Brides Parents chose not to chip in, or not substantially)… so maybe you don’t want to go that route
The honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Miss Dawn Ciccone
Mr. Michael Garvey
Truly the right way would be the traditonal route, and it would be perfectly lovely (and appropriate) if the Bride at some point during the Speaches, stands and publicly thanks the AMAZING Grand Parents who helped make her day so special thru their LOVE, support and contributions.
Likewise, when doing the Flowers she should ensure that each of them receive the appropriate flowers (bouts & corsages)… and that they should be HONOURED GUESTS who are seated late in the game (just prior to the Mothers) at the Ceremony.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
Thank you. That is what she has decided to do.