Post # 1
My FI’s parents are divorced and I already thought I had figured out how to word it
we are going with
Mr and Mrs Bells Parents
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Now the the tricky part is his parents names, FI wants me to put just his parents names without putting Mr and Ms in front of their names so it will be like
son of John Doe and Jane Smith
But I think it would look better as
son of Mr John Doe and Ms Jane Smith
Especially because I’m putting Mr and Mrs infront of my parents names.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I prefer the formality of stating Mr and Ms.
Post # 4
Yes I would be consistent and use Mr. and Ms. for his parents. But I would also consider putting their names on different lines. They way you have it it looks like they are married but she just kept her maiden name.
Post # 5
@BlueChampagne: I agree but for some reason Fi wants to just leave that out. I’m confused about this.
Post # 6
If you leave the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” off of FI’s, then you need to leave it off of yours too. Your invitations need to be consistent. If you are having a casual wedding, then leave them off, but if you are having a semi to formal wedding, then I would add them.
Post # 7
i think it’s best to either keep all the titles, or omit all the titles. typically, when the parents are divorced, you put their names on separate lines like moose1209 suggested. is your FI unsure of how his mom likes to be addressed. does she go by ms. or mrs.? is she maybe still mrs. dad’s lastname, and your FI doesn’t want to offend his stepmom (if he has one, obvs)?
Post # 8
@Moose1209: Thats exactly what he is worried about. That it will give the impression that they are still married. But giving them each a line will take up more space though! sigh
Post # 9
@simplifiedbride: She goes by Mrs but with her maiden name.. which is alittle unusual… I think I may have to consider putting them on separate lines
Post # 10
I don’t know what the relationship is like with your guy and his stepmom, but if they have a good relationship (and she’s been around a while), I would suggest including her as well:
son of Mr. Dad and Mrs. Stepmom
and Mrs. Mom
Just a thought. 🙂
Post # 11
@futuremrsfish: There really is no step mom in the picture right now…atleast not that we know of lol
Post # 12
I would keep it consistent. But since he is requesting no formality, I would not put Mr/Ms in front of anyone’s name. That way he has a say in the invitations. As a compromise you can put his parent’s names on the same line. They may freak out… I’m sure nobody else on your guest list cares whether they’re married OR divorced. Just a thought 🙂
Post # 13
i think it need to be consistant as well, but proper etiquette says that his parents names shoudl be listed like this:
Mr Bell Smith and Mrs Bell Smith
indicating that they are no longer married. without the Mr and Mrs, it doesnt appear that they are divorced at all, and it really should be listed properly.