Second Marriage (+ kids) – Invitation Wording – FI and I not on same page (yet!)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
7089 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I absolutely love your wording. I agree with you that in this situation the parents really shouldn’t have expectations about being on the invite. Can you ask your FI to speak to his parents and see if they’re okay with it? Hopefully they will reassure him that having your kids on there is a great idea and you will be able to move forward with that wording!

Post # 3
7870 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if you love that wording, i say go for it.  

the names above the bride and groom are typically used to show who is hosting the wedding, ie, paying for it. 

Post # 4
7168 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think your idea is cute. It seems silly at your ages (and 2nd marriages) to have your parents names in the invites. I say this as a 38 year old who had a 2nd wedding, and with a daughter from my first marriage.

Post # 5
11864 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

AM1203:  I love that idea!  I don’t think parents need to be on there unless they’re paying and I find that when parents are named it makes the event feel more formal.

#teambride 😉

Post # 8
11864 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

AM1203:  no problem – glad I can brighten your day!

Post # 9
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

We used “together with their families”- i think if you guys need a compromise, that could cover your daughters and parents. But i do think what you’ve got there is super presh!

Post # 10
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Yeah, we didn’t put our parents names on either as we are paying for it ourselves as well (46 and 48). We also have 5 kids combined, so that wouldn’t work either. 

We just put “You are invited to the marriage of______ &_________” then all the details.

I did list all the kids and the parents’ names on the programs though.

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan

AM1203:  I love it. SUPER cute, and I think it’s also a great way to give the girls an even more special role. If I got that invite I would be “awww-ing” all over the place.



Post # 12
1758 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think his parents would be on the invitation regardless if they aren’t hosting.  I think the concept of the daughters hosting is cute. 

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