(Closed) Invitation Wording Question.

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t put any parents names (even though there were contributions and not from all parties).

IF I would have I would have put: (and both sets of parents are divorced)

John and Jane Doe

together with

Brian and Kim Deeds

invite you to…

Post # 4
Hostess
3381 posts
Sugar bee

I would put

“Daughter of Mrs Sally Smith and the late Mr John Smith”  Using the first name of the lady implies that they were divorced otherwise it would be Mr and Mrs John Smith if your father was still with us. Or Mrs John Smith and the late Mr John Smith if she was widowed.

Another example (so hopefully this is clear) SO’s mother is twice divorced but uses the name from her second marriage.  She is known as Mrs Betty Jones (not her real name) if I called her Mrs Leonard Jones it would imply she was married to a man called Leonard.

Hope that helps

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