(Closed) invitation wording help

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmm, it sounds a bit off but I’m not sure why… I believe that after a couple has children, the man’s name goes first though.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Given what was said above, I would put his mom’s name first, absolutely.

I don’t think your sample above is too wordy, but at the same time, I wouldn’t do it that way.  I think what you wrote is fine, but personally, I would only want to write Smith once so it doesn’t seem redundant. We didn’t use the formalities of Mrs. and Mr. in our invites: ex. Jane and John Doe, together with Mary and William Smith.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@thesejoys: What about Mr. & Mrs. John & Jane Smith? It’s quite clear who is who…

I like the fact that you are including your mother’s name….women don’t lose their identity of their first names when they marry. Does your mother ever hyphenate with her maiden name? You could put her “maiden-married” names, then it just looks like both mothers do. 

I think it’s okay to break tradition in some places. Example: my parents are divorced so both of their names (mom’s maiden and dad’s last name) are going on the invitation. I feel that just using my first and middle name on the invitation (tradition) is silly, I too have a last name and want to be clear about which parent’s name it is. So I’ve listed all three of my names on the invite. Oh well, it’s just what I want to do!

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