Post # 1
So I have no middle name and am unsure how to word the invites. The two options I’ve come up with so far both seem a little awkward to me
1) BrideDad & BrideMom request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter
2) Mr. & Mrs. ParentName request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter
The second option is just weird since there would by just my one name on a line of its own. The first option is what I’m leaning toward but it seems a little weird or informal to call my parents by their first names.
What do you guys think? Are there other options I haven’t thought of? Thanks!
Post # 3
Hmmm… do you definitely want to include your parents’ names? If not, you could do something like:
Together with their parents,
invite you to etc. etc.
Post # 4
I think the the first wording works best. Unless your name is Cher or Elvis 😉
Post # 5
I definitely prefer the first one, if you want to go with a traditional wording.
Mr & Mrs Dad LastName etc their daughter You to Groom Lastname
If you don’t put his middle name, people won’t think as much about yours not being there. It’ll look fine and balanced and you’ll be the only one freaking about it.
Post # 6
you could always ask your mom for a middle name… I don’t think it’s too late lol
Post # 7
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I am in the same boat! I’d love to hear more thoughts on this!!
Post # 8
I think something like
(1) Mr and Mrs Bride’s parents (assuming they’re married) request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Groom full name (using middle optional)
etc, etc, etc
(2) If your parent’s aren’t married then it should probably be something more like:
Bride’s dad and brides mom request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daugher
Bride First Name & Last
Groom full name (Middle optional)
I think that “Honor” sounds better then “Pleasure”. Honor seems more traditional, formal, and polite.
Post # 9
@MsJellyBean… it depends where they are getting married… traditionally, ‘the honor of your presence’ indicates the marriage ceremony will take place in a church/synagogue/house of worship, whereas ‘the pleasure of your company’ is used otherwise.
Bmore (and Jellyfish) – I’d either use ‘together with their families’, or just the second option in the first post.
Post # 10
I’m in the same boat too! I have no middle name, Fiance has one. It looked a bit off-balanced when I wrote it out for the first time. We’re paying for the wedding ourselves so aren’t including any wording for parents. That actually makes it easier since his mother is divorced and father no longer in the picture and my mother is deceased. I can’t even imagine having to write, “the late….” Luckily his first and middle names combined (letter wise) is only about 3 more than my whole first name. I’m thinking of going with a very fancy font with flourishes so it will look “fuller” if that’s the right word. Hmmm….I’m also curious to see other thoughts on this.