Post # 1
So after some thinking I’ve already made my decision, but I was really struggling with whether or not to put together with their parents, or even put our parents names under each of ours.
My parents can be slightly annoying. My mom doesn’t event want to throw me a shower. I wouldn’t be too surprised if I don’t even get a card from them. His parents are so sweet, paid for his college and still pay for a few things for him. (Though it’s not necessary). His parent’s haven’t offered to pay for the wedding but they do say they’re saving up for a big “gift.” (Cash is the norm in our area). For the record I didn’t expect a thing going into this.
We are throwing a decent wedding for our budget. I did feel bad that his parents weren’t included on the invite in any way because I really like them. But since FI and I are paying for this wedding with pretty much our entire savings and I guess I want people to know that we are the ones hosting this party.
Ultimately we decided to do:
request the honour of your presence…
So bees, if you’re paying yourselves, how did you word your invites and why?
Post # 3
Ours said: Please join us for a celebration of love, friendship, laughter, and family as BRIDE & GROOM pledge their lives to one another…..
Post # 4
I think I wrote “Celebrating their love and friendship, My Name and Husband’s Name invite you….blah blah blah.” We didn’t mention our parents at all on the invites, but we did thank them in our wedding program because they ended up helping to contribute (my mom helped with my dress, his mom helped with photography).
Post # 5
@housebee: Yeah. I wasn’t going to do programs because I’m lazy, but I think it will be a nice way to thank our parents for raising us. As much as mine annoy me, they aren’t bad people and my mom has done a few wedding related things with me.
Post # 6
@Bubbles42: We did
together with their parents
request the honor of your presence…
His parents also paid for his colllege education, and my parents raised me, so we both wanted to have their names on the invites–but not first, since they weren’t paying!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
We did the same thing you did.
Post # 8
@AirForceWife78: Wow! I really like that wording! If you don’t mind we’re going to use that, it’s perfect!