Need Help with Invitation Wording

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

To answer your question, I think the wording could be something like: 

Bride & Groom

Together with their parents

Mr. and Mrs. Father Bride

Mr. and Mrs. Father Groom

and Mr. and Mrs. Mother Groom

(ie, separating each family by line)


Having said that, I can understand why you like one style over the other, but–just to put this out there–remember that an invitation is not to commemorate relationships; it’s to give very perfunctory factual information, so the people hosting (in this case, really, your parents) are listed up front so that guests know who they should refer to for questions, gift information, etc. as well as who to thank for the invitation and the event. The reason why they don’t recommend putting the couples’ names as the inviting party is that unless you really are the ones paying for the wedding, it sounds strange for you to invite others to your own party to celebrate…you. So the idea of putting 

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

Request the honor of your presence (it’s usually “honor of your presence” if you are having a ceremony in a house of God of some sort and the “pleasure of your company” if not)

at the wedding of their daughter




son of

Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents (“son of…” is traditional for Jewish weddings, but you see it a lot for non-Jews too). 


Again, word it however you want, but I was just explaining why names are usually listed as they are. But yeah–divorced parents are usually listed on separate lines. 

Post # 3
6440 posts
Bee Keeper

Can you just say “Together with their parents, Sam and Diane…”? It’s slightly vague but still inclusive, and then you don’t need to go into the details of who is divorced and who is not.

Post # 4
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Together with their families, maybe?

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