(Closed) Did I make a mistake?? (DIY invitation wording)

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
583 posts
Busy bee

You’re worrying about nothing!

I’ve noticed a lot of posts on this recently and I’m confused why everyone is so confused!  Whoever’s paying for the wedding are the hosts, and the hosts are who goes on the invitations.

Post # 4
1736 posts
Bumble bee

I was in this predicament a couple months ago. My parents are paying for the wedding in its entirety (except for the rehearsal dinner of course) so my thought was that only their names should appear on the invite. Well, Fiance wasn’t too pleased with that idea. So we compromised.

My parents names received first billing (Dr. & Mrs. Mindle request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter…MsMindle to MrFiance) and then underneath MrFiance’s name it says “son of Mr & Mrs. John Smith”

It was a nice way to make sure his parents (though not technically hosting) were recognized.

Post # 5
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You do not need to include his parents, but it’s nice to do if you want. I wouldn’t reprint them, honestly. If you want to do it again and include his parents, since they aren’t hosting, it goes something like this:

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents

request the pleasure of your company 

at the marriage of their daughter




son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents



Place Name

Place Address

(Reception to Follow)

Post # 6
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My cousins invites were like that, no grooms parents names and I think I am probably the only one that noticed become i am in full out wedding mode! I mentioned it to my mom and were both just like hmm, wonder why for a second, then moved straight on along. as long as they aren’t offened!

Post # 7
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We ended up doing was “together with their families…” (no parents names listed at all) because we wanted to include everyone who helped in the process (sisters, grandmas, and our parents)

You can just have your parents on it 🙂 it’s however you guys want to do things.

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