Post # 1
I’ve tried finding similar situations for this but it’s not an extremely common one. My parents are divorced and my Dad is gay. He has been with his partner since I was 5 and it will be about 18 years at our wedding date. It means a lot to me that he’s included. They are both paying for part of our wedding but so is my Mom and my FI parents. I feel very fortunate to have such great parents and would like to include all of them on an invitation, I just dont know how!
It seems like a lot to say:
Mr._____, Mr._______ & Ms._______
Mr. and Mrs. _________
Invite you to…blahblahblah.
I can’t think of a better way. Any ideas? We are not sending out invites straight away and have some time but I’m just thinking ahead.
Post # 3
I love that you are honoring all your parents and think that’s a perfect way to format it!
I would prefer seeing it that way vs. Together with their parents – or something like that.
Post # 4
I think you are definitely on track here. The only thing I would change is the order of the first line. The way you have it it looks like the second Mr. is together with the Ms., which isn’t the case. So I would do: Ms. ____, Mr. _____ & Mr. _____ and then continue on as you had it. It’s lovely wording so I can’t imagine any of your parents won’t be happy with that set up.
Post # 5
I like your thinking here. I think it looks good. I just did some searching for you and the other way to clearly state that your dad and his partner are together is to put them on one line and your mom on the next line….followed by “Along With” or “Together with” your FH’s parents. Like this:
Mr._____ & Mr.________
Mr. & Mrs. __________
Request the pleasure of your company….blah blah
You could also put your mom first if you want.
I found it odd that it wasn’t easier to find an example for you to use in this day and age. The Knot had no answers that I could find. lol
Post # 6
Sorry Moose…you were all over this one while I was typing. 🙂
Great minds think alike.
Post # 7
Thanks a lot for the input! I think that it would look better to put the parents on a different line too.