(Closed) Invitation Wording

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: what wording should I have used?
    his mother should have been included : (1 votes)
    9 %
    the way you did it is fine : (10 votes)
    91 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    as long as his actual mother doesn’t care, I don’t see how it’s your problem. as for dealing with it – well, i hope you can make it! Dont forget to RSVP!

    Post # 4
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My parents are paying for the wedding and his parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner. We just put my parents’ names on the invitation and I believe this is the correct etiquette. The rehearsal dinner is a separate event and her name can go on those invitations if she chooses to have invitations.

    Post # 5
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I know sometimes people write the invite like Mr and Mrs X invite you to the wedding of their daughter, Bride and Groom, son of Ms. Y but that’s not required. The invites are out, so I’d say what’s done is done. If she’s paying for the rehearsal dinner, she gets her name on those, right?

    Post # 6
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    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    ours isn’t traditional at all. it says son of parents name daughter of parents name… nothing like mr. and mrs. invite you to

    Post # 7
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Invitations are typically sent by those who are actually hosting the event.  It would be improper to have his mom’s name on the wedding invitation, unless it was the ‘….son of Ms. XYZ’ wording mentioned above.  If you are sending invites for the rehearsal dinner, I would absolutely put her name as the host of that event.

    If people call, and you feel like you must give them some sort of answer, politely tell them that is it your parents hosting the event (I wouldn’t mention money) and that is why only their names were listed.

    Post # 8
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    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think you used the correct wording for your invitations. Your parents are hosting, so they are named on the invitation. FI and I aare paying for our wedding without help from any parents. You better believe we are the only ones whose names are going on the invitations. If your FMIL wants her name on an invitation, she can have them printed for the rehersal dinner she is hosting.

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