Wedding Invitation Wording…need help with stupid rules of etiquette

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Why cant you say “(Bride), daughter of (parents) and (Groom), son of (Parents) invite you to their wedding…”

You and FI are technically hosting yourselves. then everyone is included. Maybe throw a special nod to FI family in a speech or recognize them privately. I hate when familieis must make it clear over who is footing the bill…

Post # 4
11809 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@June14Bride:  I think *THINK that traditionally it would be MR and Mrs Bride’s Parents invite you to the wedding of their daughter Bride to Groom.

If it’s both parents it would be Mr & Mrs Brides Parents and Mr and Mrs Grooms parents invite you to the wedding of their children Bride and groom.

In this case, it might have to be

MR and Mrs Grooms parents invite you to the wedding of their son Groom to Bride, daughter of Mr and Mrs Brides Parents

OR MR and MRs Grooms parents together with Mr and Mrs Brides parents invite you to the wedding of their Children Bride and Goom (and hope that the last names make it all make sense.

OR you could say

Bride and Groom, together with their parents invite you to…..

Post # 5
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@June14Bride:  One way to avoid it would be to say “Together with their families, BRIDE and GROOM invite you to…”  That does imply that you and both sets of parents are helping with the costs tho.  But at least it gets rid of the issue of listing your parents.  I can understand not wanting to offend them so I’d probably go the “together with their families” route.  Other bees may have better suggestions.

Post # 6
1672 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@June14Bride:  “Groom’s parents names invite you to attend the wedding of groom name and bride name, daughter of brides parents names”

Post # 7
7231 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@laceydoilies:  +1

@June14Bride:  Traditionally the bride’s parents’ names go first only because traditionally they pay for the wedding. Laceydoiles’ suggestion is correct in your case.

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