Post # 1
I’m adding a poll also, but just wondering how everyone is wording their invites, as to who is hosting the wedding… thanks!!!
I’m having a hard time with this because I don’t really like the traditional rule of whoever pays is sort of the host on the invites… I think if the families are helping in other ways, not just monetary, that it would be nice to mention them as well.
Curious as to everyone’s thoughts??
Post # 3
this is what mine said:
along with our parents, we
invite you to share in our happiness
as we exchange wedding vows and celebrate.
Post # 4
Mr. and Mrs. Blankity Blank
Mr. and Mrs. Blankity Blank
Invite you to the marriage of their children (not exact wording there)
etc, etc, etc
Post # 5
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
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
Ours was to the effect of:
Mr and Mrs Frankie Wonderful
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Captain James Amazingly Fabulous
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Fabulous
on Saturday April 10, 2010
at 2 pm
at Saint Thank Goodness Church
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
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
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
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
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
We haven’t decided yet, but it will probably be along the lines of:
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children
Post # 13
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
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
We left it more generic as me and Fi are paying for everything.
“You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of
Post # 16
Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents
Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Bride’s first and middle name
Groom’s first and middle name
My parents are paying for most everything, but FI and I wanted to include his parents too!