Post # 1
So we saved a ton of money and got pretty ‘print yourself’ invitations at a steal (with coupons we ended up spending about .44 cents per invite!) from Michaels Crafts.
We printed the invitation portion out last weekend, but did not include the groom’s parents names.
Yesterday the groom’s brother’s wedding invites (yes his brother is getting married the same year as us!) arrived and they put both the bride & groom’s parent’s names on the invite. Now I am worried that we made a mistake by not includeing them on ours…
Initially I figured since my parents and we are hosting the wedding there was no need. But now I wonder if his side of the family may be confused if the don’t see his parent’s names?
Am I worrying for nothing? Any thoughts on this is appreciated… what did you do??
Post # 3
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
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, FI 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
- 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
BRIDE FIRST AND MIDDLE
GROOM FIRST (AND MIDDLE) AND LAST,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s Parents
(Reception to Follow)
Post # 6
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
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.