Post # 1
My future husband’s parents are divorced. His mother is remarried and his father is not. My parents (Bob and Ann Smith), his mother (Shirley Brown), and stepfather (Tom Brown) are hosting the wedding. His father (Jerry Johnson) has not contributed to the wedding but we feel that we still want to include him on the invitation, for the sake of an argument within the family. I have tried to search for ways to word this but I just end up getting no where. I know that the groom’s father is supposed to be on a separate line since he is divorced, but where should he go since he is technically not helping to “host” the wedding? Any input is greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 2
together with their partners x and y invite you to join them to celebrate their marriage.
Post # 3
“Together with their families, aevan and mr aevan request the pleasure of your company/honour of your presence as they are united in marriage.”
Id skip all the names and go with that. Your wedding invitations don’t need to read like a family tree.
(The two options are for a wedding outside the church or inside a church).
Post # 4
I have kind of a fussy family situation too, and just put “together with our families” X and X invite you….
Bob & Ann Smith
Tom & Shirley Brown and Jerry Johnson
Or I think “and Jerry Johnson” is fine on the next line too. People understand.
Post # 5
If I’m not mistaken something like this may work:
brides parents invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter brides name to grooms Name son of grooms father and grooms mother and step father
Etiquete dictates divorced parents be listed by their married names, father first then mother… I believe, it’s been a while for me.
if you were to list them it would be the same order, brides parents followed by grooms parents listed father then mother.
Post # 6
“Together with our parents”. If you want to include everyone just do this. To ME it would not matter if he is contributing if I wanted to include him.
Post # 7
If you want to include everyone, “Together with their parents…” is definnitely the safest way to go. My FH and I decided to go with more traditional and formal invitations listing my parents only, but that is a personal choice.
I do feel like if you do decide to include names, it is important to include his father too, regardless of if he has helped financially, because if he is anything like the people I know, he would probably take it as a snub. In that case, I agree with @Ziggy2112, and the wording they suggested.
Post # 8
My parents are also divorced – dad is remarried whilst mum is single. On top of this, my Father-In-Law had passed about a year and a half before our wedding. To save the complexity, we just used “together with their parents”. My mum also did not contribute financially to the wedding (not without trying though – as a single mum working part time, we refused to accept money from her) but she definitely acted in a support capacity.
Post # 9
My parents are divorced and both remarried and DH’s parents are together. All contributed enough that we wanted to include them all on the invitation but thought it would be ridiculous to list all of their names so we went with ” Together with their families, bride’s name and groom’s name….”. It just seemed easier that way
Post # 10
Thank you for the help everyone!
Post # 11
I’m in a similar situation, my parents are divorced and remarried and his are not – everyone is hosting. Here’s how I plan to word it:
Kimberly Bride & Ray Groom
together with their parents
Maria Bride Mom and Victor Step-dad
Gerry Bride Dad and Alana Steo-mom
Michael and Linda Groom Parents
Request the honour of your presence at their wedding
Saturday, 24 of June 2017 3:00 pm