(Closed) Bees, I need some invitation wording help!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is he open to mentioning both sets of parents?  I just think “together with their parents” is more streamlined even if everybody was paying when you get “complicated’ family relationships.

Post # 5
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We listed everyone’s names, as painful as it was, to avoid hurting any feelings, even though Fiance and I are paying for most of the wedding.  My parents are divorced, which added an extra line too.  It went like this:

Ms. RKB’s mom and Mr. RKB’s mom’s fiance


Mr. and Mrs. RKB’s dad and stepmom

together with

Dr. and Mrs. FI’s parents

Request the honor of your presence 

At the marriage of their children





I thought it would be a little wordy at first, but with our names big and colored they really pop and it looked great and doesn’t actually look wordy at all.  Hope that helps!

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did the “together with their parents” even though our parents pais for different parts of the wedding (mine paying most). I’ll show you how mine turned out, and yes it was the easiest way, but it turned out to be the best way for us, because we didn’t want my FI’s mother (divorced/single) (FI’s father died a few years ago) to feel she didn’t pay as much as my parents.

Here is our invitation (just ignore the typo in the date):

Post # 7
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If your Fiance wants his parents listed, then I agree that you should list all the parents. 

Post # 9
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that including all of the names is your best option (even if the funding is lopsided), and think your wording is beautiful. On the right invitation, with correct spacing/sizing, it will not be too wordy. I think more and more couple are starting to do invites this way as it’s not usually just the brides parents hosting anymore.

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