Wedding invite wording

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Weird grammar. Second one is good but don’t say “would like,” say “request.”

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think the wording you propose sounds good, and it doesn’t matter that you’re only listing one parent (ie his mom). The other option of wording is always “Together with their parents/families, (bride) & (groom) request the honor/pleasure of your presence…”

A friend of mine had similar issues with her in-laws not being supportive or paying for things but wanting on the invite. She went with the latter option. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Both of my daughters did the bride’s parent’s names (100% hosting) on the top line; the groom’s parents weren’t mentioned. We issued the invitations, as the hosts. In the first case, the “son of” line didn’t fit; in the 2nd, the groom will be 32, at the time of his wedding, and on his own for 12 years, so didn’t see the point. The groom’s parents’ issue the invitations to the rehearsal dinner, that they’re paying for.

I wouldn’t give into any of your MIL demands; it’s like emtional blackmail. As my husband always says “no pay, no say!” It’ll give her something else to complain about, but I think she’d complain anyway. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I dont like the “together with their family” wording when bride’s parents are paying.  Its not fair to them.  I would ask FI does he want son of mom or son of mom and dad and go with what he wants.

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