Post # 1
So my dad, mom and step dad are paying fo about 50% of our wedding. My FI are paying the other half. My FI’s parents have avoided the money subject everytime it gets brought it. We are starting to plan out our invites and I am trying to gather some hard facts indicating that his parents don’t need to be listed on the invite (do to the fact that they aren’t paying one cent for it). They aren’t even helping us with the rehersal dinner, that ones on us too! Ugh! I think he’d be fine with it as long as I get some etiquette facts. I don’t want to short change my parents contributions with “together with their families”. Anything out there?
Post # 3
About halfway down the page there’s a drop down box where you can pick your particular situation.
Uh… yours might be a combination of a couple though.
Post # 4
My FI’s parents are not paying for the wedding but I felt it nice to still include them because they did raise a wonderful son. This is how we worded it which I think still makes it very clear that my paretns are inviting the guests.
Post # 5
I used “Together with our parents” wording on the invitation itself to recognize all the families. Then on the reception card, I wrote:
mr. and mrs. sboston06 request the pleasure of your company at the reception following the ceremony
Address / City / State
I felt this recognized my parents as contributing to the cost of the reception (they aren’t paying for all of it though) but the main invitation is kind of a thanks to all parents.