(Closed) How are you wording your invitations?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How are you wording your invitations?
    Bride's parents inviting : (11 votes)
    22 %
    Groom's parents inviting : (0 votes)
    Bride & Groom inviting : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Bride & Groom together with their parents inviting : (21 votes)
    41 %
    Bride & Groom's parents inviting : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Other... please explain, I thought I covered them all :P : (7 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    this is what mine said:

    along with our parents, we

    bride

    and

    groom

    invite you to share in our happiness

    as we exchange wedding vows and celebrate.

    date

    time

    place

    etc.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re doing

    Mr. and Mrs. Blankity Blank

    and

    Mr. and Mrs. Blankity Blank

    Invite you to the marriage of their children (not exact wording there)

    Mrs.tobe

    and

    Mr.tobe

    etc, etc, etc

    Post # 5
    Member
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Both my parents are deceased, and my FIs parents are alive, but are not expected to contribute to the wedding-still we do want to acknowledge them somewhat, as well as acknowledge my siblings who are helping as part of the wedding party, so it is going to be “Sandra B and Douglas S, together with their families, invite you—“

    Post # 6
    Member
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We did

     

    Bride and Groom

    together with our Families…

     

    Because while we paid for the majority of things, both set of parents, my sister and cousin also helped us. Plus others helped with the planning.

    Too many people to individually list on an invite lol

    Post # 7
    Member
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Ours was to the effect of:
    Mr and Mrs Frankie Wonderful
    request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
    Janey Lou
    to
    Captain James Amazingly Fabulous
    son of
    Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Fabulous
    on Saturday April 10, 2010
    at 2 pm
    at Saint Thank Goodness Church
    etc…

    I wanted to mention both sets of parents even though my parents were technically the ‘hosts’ my in laws are very good to us and have always been really welcoming and kind to me so it was a ‘everyone in!’ approach.  And because of them we were able to have a 2nd wedding and their contribution also helped pay for our honeymoon.

    Post # 8
    Member
    44 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Ours was different it read as follows:

     

    “An answered prayer he is to me,

    My greatest blessing she’ll always be,

    And so this day we’ll pledge our love,

    Infront of friends, family & God above..

     

    [BRIDES NAME] & [GROOMS NAME]

    Daughter of [brides parents names] and Son of [grooms parents names]

    Post # 9
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Ours is: “Together with their families,

    Bride and Groom

    invite you to share in the joy of their marriage.”

     

    So, everybody is recognized, but it’s not incredibly stuffy, formal language.

    Post # 10
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We haven’t yet completely decided, but I think we are going to be writing it as my (bride’s) parents hosting. They are paying for the vast majority, and my FI and I are picking up the rest. His parents are not helping at all- financially or otherwise. 

    While we could write it as both parents hosting by using “together with their families” or something similar, I think my parents would like the credit. It also annoys both my FI and I that his parents have offered NOTHING. 

     

    Edit: I plan on including my FH’s parents names, but just listing my parents as the host. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Both of our parents are contributing towards the wedding, as well as us paying for quite a bit too, a real team effort!

     

    We went for:

    “Together with their families [groom] and [me] would like to request the pleasure of your company to celebrate in their love and happiness at their wedding…”

    Post # 12
    Member
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We haven’t decided yet, but it will probably be along the lines of:

     

    Bride’s Parents

    together with

    Groom’s Parents

    request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children

    Bride’s Name

    and

    Groom’s Name

    Post # 13
    Member
    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we did my parents inviting. It was a little more formal than I liked… but my parents are paying for like half of our wedding and i really wanted to honor that. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My parents are paying for essentially the whole wedding, so they are clearly the hosts, and I’m okay with that.  I’m their first child to get married, their oldest daughter, etc. so they’ve been looking forward to this.  FI’s parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner, and though we haven’t put together those invitations yet, I’m sure they’ll be indicated as hosts on that.  Both parents have definitely helped, but I don’t want to minimize the contribution my parents have made.

    Generally, I think if one set of parents pays for the majority and wants to be “hosting,” then they should have top billing.  If both sets of parents pay substantial amounts, they should both be inviting, and if the couple pays for most of it, then they’re inviting.

    Post # 15
    Member
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We left it more generic as me and Fi are paying for everything.

    “You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of

    Bride

    &

    Groom

    Saturday, date…etc”

    Post # 16
    Member
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We did:

    Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents

    along with

    Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents

    request the honor of your presence

    at the marriage of their children

    Bride’s first and middle name

    and

    Groom’s first and middle name

     

    My parents are paying for most everything, but FI and I wanted to include his parents too!

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