Post # 1
I had this crazy thought and I wanted to see if anyone has every heard or seen this done before? My dad is desceased so on our invites I had this idea to throw in my sisters name in his spot. Like word it something like this
“Jennifer Bradford’s mother, Donna Bradford, and sister, Amanda Bradford, together with Brian Slupianowski’s parents, Darlene and Gordon Slupianowski, invite you…”
Or something to that affect. Or does that just seem too weird? Im really close with my sister. Idk just whenever I do those sites that you plug in your info and it shows you what the invite will look like, just seems so off having my moms name alone. Thoughts?
Post # 3
@jbbs1222: Traditionally, I believe, whomever hosted the wedding was the one that did the inviting, so if your mother, your sister, and your FI’s parents are contributing financially aka hosting, then I don’t see why you can’t put all their names, though, I would leave out “sister” “mother” etc
Post # 4
Maybe instead…”Jennifer’s mother and sister, Donna and Amanda Bradford, together with Brian’s parents, Darlene and Gorden Slupianowski (Is that really his name??), invite you”
Post # 5
Who is hosting? Is your sister hosting? In this case I might just go with a “together with their parents” if everyone but your sister is contributing. If she is, I would just list names, no relationships, or even better, “together with their families”.
Post # 6
actually none of them are paying. so far its just been me and very very tiny bit my FI for like 1 thing so if i went by that rule he wouldnt even be on it! I could say something like “Jennifer Bradofrd and Brian Slupianowski together with their families”. then everyone is included and dont need to have the specific names
Post # 7
1@peachacid: yes thats really his last name and my future last name. quite a trade up huh? lol
Post # 8
I would personally say “Together with their families” if you want to honor them in this way, especially if you’re paying for the whole thing yourself. It’s simpler and cleaner looking and covers everyone
Post # 9
sounds like a lot on an invite. Is this invite to the ceremony/ wedding reception?
Post # 10
wedding invitations aren’t supposed to be a “who’s who” of the family.
Post # 11
yeahhhhh sounds pretty confusing
Post # 12
i’d go with ‘together with their families’
Post # 13
I wouldn’t do it seems a litte strange especially since she isn’t even hosting it.
Post # 14
If you want to list your parents names, I would use the following:
Together with Mrs. Donna Bradford and Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Slupianowski
invite you to….
If it’s centered then it should look nicer. You could also break up the “Together with…” section into multiple lines. (That is what we did! And our invitations were actually right-justified due to the nature of the design.)
Post # 15
@birdy88: Its for both the ceramony and reception. its all in one spot. just saying on the bottom somewhere “reception to follow” or something like that
Post # 16
We did ours, “Together with their families, Chercee & Fiance invite you…blah blah blah.” Rather than worrying specifically about who was paying for what, and so on, we considered the “love and support” outside of the finances and do it that way. We truly ARE doing this together with our families, so that’s the way we wrote it.