(Closed) another invitation wording questions – divorced parents

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: how to write divorced parents names below his name?

    mr. john elway smith II and ms. jane elway smith

    mr. john smith and ms. jane smith

    mr. and ms. john smith (I don't think this is correct)

  • Post # 3
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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    Emily Post would not approve of divorce, since her rules are so out of date, so you’re going to have to do it on the fly 😉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 # 5
    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    3670 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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.  

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