(Closed) Help! With invitation wording, lots of awkwardness . . .

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no! I hope your future in laws realize you didn’t mean to offend them and can get over it quickly. As for wording, what about this:

BRIDE’S PARENTS
and
GROOM’S PARENTS
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their children
BRIDE
and
GROOM
on DAY
YEAR
at TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE

Post # 4
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Our families are pretty complicated too–my parents are divorced and remarried and FI’s parents have different last names.  So we went with:

 

Together with their families

BRIDE

and

GROOM

request the honor of your presence at their marriage

etc etc etc

Includes everyone and doesn’t require 5 lines just for your parents’ names.  🙂

Post # 7
Member
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds like my format would work very well for you!  Here’s what mine will look like:

Jen B

&

FI

Together with their parents

 

Jen’s Dad                             FI’s Dad

Jen’s Mom                          FI’s Mom

 

Request the honor of your presence

As they are united in the

Holy Sacrament of Marriage

~

Saturday, the seventh of August

Two thousand and ten

At a quarter to one o’clock in the afternoon

~

Saint Lucy Catholic Church

3101 Drexel Avenue

Racine, Wisconsin

 

Post # 8
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@katiebug – Wow, that stinks!  Okay, well, in that case, I think what you just posted will be fine.  It still puts the emphasis on your parents since they get top billing and multiple lines, but I’m not sure there’s a lot you can do about that.  You could try the standard way of addressing married doctors:

The Doctors Sally Smith and Jim Johnson

and

Mr. and Mrs. Mary and Martin Matthews

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

BRIDE

and 

GROOM

etc etc etc

Post # 11
Member
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My parents are paying but his are chipping in here and there plus 75% of the guest list is his family so on mine they are:

Mr. & Mrs. Brides parents

and

Mr. & Mrs. Grooms parents (here you would put Dr. Grooms Dad full name & Dr. Grooms Mom’s full name)

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their children

BRIDE

and 

GROOM

etc…

 

OR

You could put this to emphasize that your parents are hosting

Mr & Mrs Brides Parents

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their daughter

BRIDE

to

GROOM

son of Dr. & Dr.

Post # 13
Member
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It looks good!  I’m pretty sure you don’t want to put a prefix in front of you and FI’s name, unless either of you has a doctorate or served in the armed forces.  People can pretty well assume you’re a Miss at this point.  Laughing

Post # 14
Member
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just to throw it out there, I believe if you put your parents names on two different lines, it’s going to give the impression they’re divorced (especially since they have different last names).  Is there any reason you don’t want to put them on the same line?

Post # 15
Member
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Drs.  Bridesmom and Bridesdad
request the honour of your presence
at the nuptial mass uniting
BRIDE
to (or and)
GROOM
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Groomsparents
in the sacrament of holy matrimony

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