Post # 1
quick question for someone who knows etiquette better than I do I hope!
my parents are hosting so our invites will read:
mr. and mrs. john smith request the …blah blah
the sone of ???
this is where I don’t know what to do. His parent’s are divorced and his mother kept his father’s last name. Do I write out full names with middle names:
son of mr. john elway smith II and ms. jane elway smith
or no middle names?
or combine their names since they still have the same last name?
mr. and ms. john smith (I am pretty sure this is not correct)
Post # 3
We got around this by not putting parent names on the invites. We just did “Together with their families, _____ ____ and ____ _____ invite you to witness the joy of their marriage…..blah blah blah”
Just because they are “hosting” doesn’t mean you can’t do it that way. Kind of an archaic rule. No politics that way!
Emily Post would not approve of divorce, since her rules are so out of date, so you’re going to have to do it on the fly 😉
Post # 4
my parents are paying for everything so we are putting their names on the top of the invitation 100%
and they want to put his parent’s name on the invites as well 🙂
Post # 5
I voted the second option. cut down on middle names but keep them seperate. If she hadn’t kept his last name then you would have to split them up too .
Post # 6
My parents are divorced and based on my research their names are supposed to go on seperate lines with the mother’s name first. It’s up to you whether you use the middle names but keep it consistent for your parents as well.
Post # 7
We put “Ms. Bride’s mom and Mr. Bride’s dad” for my parents even though they both have the same last name. My fiance’s parents were never actually married so we separated them too (they have different last names) but put his dad’s name first for other reasons. We didn’t include any middle names but ours though.