Post # 1
From what I have read whoever is hosting the wedding is who should be listed as “requesting the presence” of the guests. For our wedding it would be FI and myself. We have paid for and planned everything ourselves except the dress, which my dad and step-mom paid for. So my dad/step-mom have contributed something, but my mom and both of his parents haven’t contributed anything. (But apparently his grandma is trying to plan a rehearsal dinner?). I was thinking of adding the “together with their parents” line BUT like I said only 1/4 of the parents have contributed anything (his parents are also divorced) and FI and I are technically the hosts here.. so should I even include that line? Or just “Mims & FI request the honor of your presence”?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I think you can do it whichever way you want, we split the event with our parents but I knew I wanted to have Bride’s parents together with FI’s parents request the presence of your honor at the marriage of Jinxed and FI.
Post # 5
We made it a little more oblique:
We joyously request
the honor of your presence, etc.,
at the marriage ceremony uniting
(Bride’s Name) & (Groom’s Name)
daughter of son of
X & Y Bride X & Y Groom
And we never directly specified who the “We” at the beginning referred to.
Post # 6
With our wedding I let my fi pick the wording and it said nothing about the parents inviting it was just really pretty and simple and with us inviting. My dad is paying for about 75% and his parents are paying for about 25% but we just went with wording we liked. My mom recently passed away so I really ddin’t want to put his parents name and then just my dad’s name as the family inviting but in either case I don’t think anyone will really notice or take any offense.