Please help me with invitation wording. Poll!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which invite wording should I use?
    # 1 : (7 votes)
    35 %
    # 2 : (5 votes)
    25 %
    # 3 : (8 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @peaseblossom:  Could you say something like…

     

    Jane and James Sullivan 

    and

    Barbara and Steven Joyce

    request the pleasure of your company

    as their two families become one with the marriage of

    Jennifer Sullivan and Robert Joyce

     

    That would nix the word “children” if that bothers you. Though it does still imply that only the parents are hosting. The second one is the clearest, but it’s really awkward. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    What about this:

    Mr. and Mrs. James Henry request your company at the marriage of their daughter: Kaitlyn Olivia Henry
    to
    Noah Tristan Kennedy
    son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kennedy 

    Post # 5
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee

    You want #1, your parents want #3, seems like #2 would be a good compromise. I don’t think it’s worth fighting over too much if they’re really set on #3, but hopefully they can meet you in the middle.

    If the moms insist on having their first names listed, you can do “Mr. James and Mrs. Jenny Henry”, which would be a lot shorter than “Mr. James Henry and Mrs. Jenny Henry”.

    Post # 6
    Member
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think #2 looks weird. It’s like too many names all in a row. My vote would be #3.

    Also, it should say “Two thousand eleven” instead of “two thousand AND eleven.”

    Post # 7
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    @distressddamsel:  +1

    We did exactly what distress did.

     

    Mr. And Mrs. My Parents

    request the honor of your presence

    At the marriage of their daughter

    First Middle

    to

    His First Middle

    son of Mr. First Last and Mrs. First Last

    on date

    at time

    Location

    City, State

    Reception immediately following at the Parish Hall

     

    *his parents are divorced which is why their names are split.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1333 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @distressddamsel:  the only problem with this wording is it makes only her parents the hosts, and implies only they paid.

     

    OP, can you tell us the financial breakdown of how much each couple is paying? If it’s mostly you two, do #1, if its mostly the parents do #3 or some variation thereof. I think 2 is too clunky.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @peaseblossom:  I like #3 or what PPs have suggested your parents invite you to the wedding of you to groom, son of…

    Post # 13
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @peaseblossom:  I think “children” sounds odd too. My parents and I all have last names so it got confusing in some of the other wordings. 

    We did it like a few other people have suggested:

    Mr. and Mrs. James Henry

    Request your company at the marriage of their daughter:

    Kaitlyn Olivia Henry

    to

    Noah Tristan Kennedy

    son of

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kennedy 

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @peaseblossom:  My parents wanted their names on them as well instead of just “together with their parents”

    My invites say:

    spink75 and fiance (BIG LETTERS at the top)

    together with their parents

    john and jane smith & (smaller letters for parents)

    dave and sally jones

    invite you to celebrate their marriage

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