(Closed) Deceased parent etiquette

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Edit: Sorry, for some reason I read your post as needing help with programs, not invited!

My FI’s dad just died a year-ish ago, and her mom is not in the picture.  When we made our programs, we put my parents names, and then under the spot for her parents’ name we put “Mr. Fi’s Father, gone but not forgotten”.  It was important to us to include him, as a) people would want to know why he wasn’t there and b) she and he were close.

Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

On our wedding invites we addressed FI’s parents as “Mrs. Anna Lastname and the late Mr. Patrick Lastname”

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Both of our dad’s are deceased and we wrote:

Myfirst middle lastname

daughter of jane and the late john doe

His first middle lastname

son of sue and the late bob smith

-We put the mom’s name’s first, since they were living.

Also – we didn’t use Mr. and Mrs. – just used their first and last names.

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have always seen it done the way tranquility suggested. 

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would ask your Future Mother-In-Law what she thinks.

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