Invite Wording Help?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@renwoman:  I ran into this same issue when I was doing our invitations…its hard when you have multiple sets of parents.  I have my parents and my bio dad and step mom, FI has his dad and step mom(not close with them) and mom.  Finally we decided to do this:

Mr. and Mrs. Brides parents

request your presence as their daughter

hazyleyedbeauty

and

hazyleyedbeauty’s FI

exchange marriage vows.

I have my full name listed on the invitation (with both bio dad and dad’s last names).

To involve FI’s mom, we’re planning a surprise rose ceremony for her during the ceremony.  Unfortunately there was no good way to handle it…but we decided that was our best option of the ones we came up with.

Post # 4
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re doing “together with their families” to get rid of this whole dilimma (well, and because we have various family members contributing to the wedding).  However, since you are adament about including the names, here’s my two-cents:

In option 1, all the &s bug me (I’m a teacher) … when making a list you only use and once! I think that it would be better to follow this grammar rule and just use a comma to separate the first two.

Since you said that your wedding is on the informal side, option 2 seems like it would work well.  However, it seems like you want the titles (I’m having a hard time with my informal wedding too about when to use titles and when not to).

Do your parents have to go first?  What if you did:

Ms. FI’s mom, Mr. and Mrs. FI’s dad and stepmom,

&

Mr. and Mrs. Your Parents

 

To me at least, this makes your FI’s mom stand out less … and it’s grammatically correct!

Good luck!

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