- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
ok, so here is the scenario and I have 2 questions in here!
My parents are paying half. Fiance and I are paying half. His parents, paying zero.
His “parents” are is biological mom and stepdad. His real dad is not invited to the wedding.
So…..problems with wording in two situations. I want to have my parents acknowledged as hosts, but would like to include reference to the fact that Fiance and I are contributing half. Everything I’ve read says:
“Together with their families”–doesn’t work for us, b/c his family not contributing.
“Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents request the honor of your presence”–doesn’t work for us, b/c we are also contributing.
I would also like to reference his parents in the invitation somehow, because although they are not contributing, he is close to his parents. I read that in order to acknowledge non-paying parents, you can say “Groom’s name, son of Mr. and Mrs. So-and-So.” However, my problem: (1) they have different last names and (2) stepdad is not his real dad. I also read that you can just leave step-dad off the invitation, so it would read “Groom’s name, son of Mrs. So-and-So (married name). The only thing is that his stepdad has raised him since he was 9, so they are very close, but never got legally adopted, so I feel a little guilty leaving him off the invitation alltogether.
Help! Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!