Post # 1
I have a quick question on wedding invitations. So we’re trying to figure out the wording on our invites and I would like to put my parents as host since they are paying for the wedding. My FI thinks his parents should be on there somewhere even though they are not paying. He doesn’t want people to think he doesn’t have parents… My question is, would it be acceptable to have our invitations read:
Mr. and Mrs. X
Invite you to the wedding of
Son of Mr. Y and Mrs. Z
Would that be acceptable as a way to acknowledge them? Or is that weird? The other issue is that both his parents are remarried and he hates his stepfather so it’s not like he even wants his name on there anywhere.
Thanks in advance! Etiquette is confusing! Haha
Post # 3
That’s exactly what we did, and it worked great for everyone involved. 🙂
Post # 4
@EmilyJoy: Looks great to me 🙂
Post # 5
That’s pretty traditional for a wedding invite. Just keep his parents’ names separate and use their current last names (if your mom changed hers).
I just realized that ours don’t include FI’s parents’ names. It wasn’t on purpose but the invitation we picked out didn’t have it as part of the template (weird!). Hopefully they won’t feel left out.
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
We did that even though my parents paid for it. It’s more to honor DH’s parents. I don’t think anyone thinks about who paid for the wedding. And ours was pretty obvious to anyone who was interested since my dad made a joke about writing checks in his FOB speech. (Side note: who cares who paid for the wedding? As a guest, I’m just happy someone sprung for decent food and an open bar or whatever.)
Post # 7
Everyone knows what a host line is except guys. I think you could assure him that everyone will know he has parents.
We are putting both parents on our host line even though neither is technically paying. We have invited extended family – (big party!) and wanted to make sure everyone know who’s kids were the ones getting married.
Post # 8
that’s how we worded ours as well!
Post # 9
Ahhh thank you so much everyone!! This is more stressful than I had anticipated! I want to give my parents some credit but not leave his out of the dark either! Thank you!!
Post # 10
@EmilyJoy: I think you handled it perfectly. 🙂 No need to stress!