Post # 1
Hi Bees – A question for you about the wording for our wedding invites.
FI’s dad left when he was nine, and he hasn’t seen him since. FMIL has remarried 3 times (!!!). She has been married to her current husband now for about 5 years. She would like to have her husbands name on the invite, and I totally understand that. I’m just not sure how to word our invite now. FI doesn’t consider his moms current husband as his dad, and so I don’t feel right about calling FI his son? Does that make sense. At the moment, the prototype says
Sonny and Cher Ford invite you to celebrate with them at the marriage of their daughter Linda to George, son of Erika and Leon Brown… (names have been changed)
How can we change the wording to still acknowledge FMIL’s husband, without calling FI his son?
Post # 4
do you have to even put ‘son of Erika and Leon Brown’ ?
Post # 5
FMIL has insisted on having her curent husbands name on the invte.
Post # 6
Sonny and Cher Ford along with Erika and Leon Brown invite you to celebrate the mariage of Linda & George
Or something like that…you could just take out the “son & daughter of” part.
Post # 7
How about “son of Erika Brown and her husband Leon Brown” ? I’m not sure if that makes it any better.
Post # 8
yah you either have to drop the ‘son of’ or you have to say something that really obviously isolates him ‘Son of Erika Brown, the wife of Leon Brown’
On our invites I just left off my FI’s family because his dad is remarried and he doesn’t like his step mom. So I just said ‘Arthur and Molly Weasley would be delighted to have you at the marriage of their daughter, Ginny Weasley, to Stan Shunpike.’ That way it was just ‘oh well we wanted it to be hosted by my family- sorry’