Post # 1
Hello Lovely Ladies!!
FI and I are in the process of figuring out invitation wording, his dad, my parents, and he and I are all paying for our wedding equally. That being said, we want to include their names on the invite. His mother passed away 5 years ago, and we both want her name to be included on the invite without it sounding like she is hosting. I think we have come close to a wording that everyone is happy with, but I need second opinions please and thank you.
Here is what we came up with
ALSO…the “request the honor of your presence” line is really tripping me up, I am not 100% sure I like how it reads, any suggestion reguarding that would be greatly appreciated. (we are getting married at a catholic church without a mass)
Together with their parents,
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King Triton
Son of Mr. King and the late Mrs. Queen
Request the honor of your presence at the marriage uniting their families
Saturday the seventeenth of May
Two thousand and fourteen
At half past two o’clock
St. James Catholic Church
Atlantica, Under the Sea
Post # 3
I’m not sure how this works but I’m commenting to follow as my father is deceased and I’d like to know how to do this too!
Post # 4
I think it sounds great. And I love that you used Ariel marrying Eric. Awesome.
FI’s dad is deceased, and we actually aren’t going to use any names on our invite. He refused to put “the late” and I refuse to make it look like his dad just didn’t show (my family/friends wouldn’t know he was deceased). Plus my parents are divorced…but yours looks good to me. Since I considered it, I googled a lot and the example you’ve come up with fits in the guidelines I found–its what I would have used had we chosen names.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies, it’s really tough, everything out there said just not to mention her at all, and do something at the ceremony (which we are doing) but it was just not an option for us. I appreciate the positive feedback!
Post # 6
one more thing I forgot to ask. Should I use our full names (first middle and last) or just first and middle?
Post # 7
@gcassioppi: I think this is a good way to do it! I like that you are ignoring the fact to not mention her! I have recently lost my mother and I will be doing something similiar to yours.
Post # 8
OH god I freaking love little mermaid.
I think this is fine? I mean I don’t know what the proper thing to do is but it doesn’t read as strange to me at all
Post # 9
Both of my in-laws have passed away so I know how frustrating wording the invites is – we ended up leaving both sets of parents of the invite and placingthem in the program at the ceremony instead.
But, we did use the line “the pleasure of your company is requested” instead of the honor liine.
Post # 10
@gcassioppi: In Mexico is common that when one of the parents is deceased they word the invite as if he/she were alive but place a little cross in the upper corner of the name.
Something like this, but you can find nicer crosses.
Like from word:
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@gcassioppi: I think use middle names, fills out the line nicely and sounds pretty. I like the wording of everything except the “Request the honor of your presence at the marriage uniting their families” line. It is too long and wordy.