Post # 1
I have children, he doesn’t. It’s my mother and step-father, it’s his mother and his father is deceased.
So to avoid all of the "who goes where" etc on the invitation after we nixed:
"together with their parents and children" (because it sounded to me like we had children together already and we don’t)
I put: "together with their family" thinking it sounded all inclusive. However, now everyone thinks it should say "together with their families"
Which should it be???
Post # 3
The word together implies more than one, so the word families (plural) should also be used.
Great idea about including the children/family… I really like the wording!
Post # 4
I really like "Together with their families"
Post # 5
I put "together with their families". but make sure you ask everyone if its okay first!! my mother and I got in a screaming fight last night because I put that. She wanted me to write her name and my stepfather’s name. Keep in mind my father is around and paying (a small portion) for the wedding too and he is remarried, and my FI’s parents are the same situation. I mean, the only name that really matter are the bride and groom! she likes to drive me crazy ; )
Post # 6
Naa.. they’re okay with the "together with their family" thing… it’s the whole family vs. families thing. (it never ends huh?) if you can get them to agree on the no names thing, then it’s something else. And here I thought I had it all licked!