- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I’ve been thrown a bit for a loop. For background, my parents divorced when I was young, and both have been with their current significant others for something like 20 years (my mom remarried recently, my dad never did). My mom still uses my dad’s lasat name – she never changed it after she divorced. Also, my 2 parents are putting in money for the wedding, as are my fiance’s parents, and FI & I are paying too.
For the invitations, I was planning something like:
Mrs. Birdie’s Mom
Mr. Birdie’s Dad
Mr. & Mrs. Fiance’s Parents
request the pleasure of your company at the wedding of blah blah blah….
Or something like that. My mom was cool with it, but my dad now thinks I should include their spouse’s names as well (I was totally surprised- I didn’t think he’d have an opinion or care at all!). I’m worried it’ll get really unwieldy –
Mrs. Birdie’s Mom & Mr. Birdie’s Stepdad
Mr. Birdie’s Dad & Ms. Birdie’s Sort-of Stepmom
Mr & Mrs. Fiance’s Parents
request the pleasure blah blah blah….
To make matters worse, we all have pretty long last names! What do you guys think? What’s the “proper” etiquette in this situation? Have you seen invitations like this? Will it look ok? Should I argue with my dad about it? Is there some way to make it look nice, and not like there’s a huge list of names at the top of the invitation?