Post # 1
I am having an incredibly difficult time deciding how to word my wedding invitation. My parents were divorced when I was young, both remarried and my mother has since passed away. My wedding is being paid for by my father/step-mother, my fiance’s parents and us. I want to somehow honor my mother in the wording, make sure my gratitude for the father/ste-mother is shown and not hurt my step-father’s feelings by being left out. I NEED HELP!!! 🙁 Any suggestions/opinions would be GREATLY appreciated!
Post # 3
well technically, the wording should only be who is hosting the wedding…so if your mother isn’t hosting, she shouldn’t really be named. What about honoring her in another way?
Post # 4
How about something like:
Jess 16 MC
Together with their parents,
MC Dad and Step mom,
Step dad and the late Mrs. Mom,
and Mr. and Mrs. So’s folks
Invite you to join them…
It’s long, but it incorporates everyone.
However, if your step-father isn’t helping to host, then I think that it might be easier to go along with ‘together with their families, you and him invite…’ on the invites and then just list all of your parents/step parents in the program. This is tricky, though, because Dad/SM and SO’s parents may want to be listed as hosts on the invite or acknowledged as hosts.
I’d recommend talking to FI, and then checking in honestly with all parents/parties to see what people are expecting/requesting and their feelings about it.
Post # 5
@Jess16Mc: NDBee has great suggestions. You can name everyone on the invite, or just those who are paying. In your program, set aside a special page naming everyone and have an In Memorium page for your mother. I did a In Memorium page in my wedding program because my father is deceased and 6 weeks prior I lost one of my first cousins