(Closed) Invitation Wording Advice Needed

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just leave him off. 

 

Or you could just say the honor of your presence is request at the marriage of

YOU

(daughter Step dad/Mom and Dad)

to FI

(son of his parents)

 

There is no rule that you have to call out those that pay for the wedding with your invitation.

 

Or the generic: “The families of X and Y ask for your precense to witness the marriage of”

YOu

and

FI

Post # 4
Member
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It is tradition to have the bride’s mother on the invitiation, especially for a first wedding, To leave off her name becuase DAD is somewhat estranged I think is just dead wrong.  To put “family” instead of names, I do not like.  

Post # 5
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We went the “together with their families” route.  We figured, we were paying for the majority of the wedding, my mom and stepdad contributed bupkiss and most of their friends weren’t invited, my grandmom helped a lot, so did my dad and my in-law’s, and they’d know more people there, so it was a big ol’ mess.  We didn’t want to leave off our families entirely, because DH’s parents would’ve been upset (and they weren’t happy about their actual names not being on there), but the reality is with split families it’s very awkward to name the hosts on wedding invitations anymore, especially given that the bride and groom often pay for a lot of the event themselves. “Together with their families, Jane Doe and Joh Roe request the honor of your presence at…” seemed the least clunky and most inclusive option for us.

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