invitation wording help, FI's mother is deceased.

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you think this wording is appropriate?
    Perfect! : (12 votes)
    92 %
    okay.., but here are my thoughts : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    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
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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 # 7
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @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
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    31 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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. 

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