- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
So this question belongs under “Paper” and “Etiquette” but since feelings are involved, I posted here.
When we first started planning, my parents promised us a substantial sum of money which would have paid for 80-100% of the reception cost. I decided to honor this by putting their names on the invitation as hosts of the reception (their names are on the reception card. The invitation lists “Together with their parents”).
Since then, things have happened…two of my siblings got married, the economy tanked and my stepmom took a pay cut. And unfortunately our funds got cut drastically. They are now paying for a fraction of the wedding cost (about 10%). While I am totally grateful that they are contributing anything at all, I’m also annoyed that they go around telling everyone that they’re so broke because they’re “paying for our wedding”.
I’m DIYing the invitations, so I can redesign the card easily enough to simply say “Please join us for a reception following the ceremony” rather than “Mr. and Mrs. X request the pleasure of your company at the reception…” But I’m afraid that this will open a huge can of worms and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.