(Closed) Did you/are you planning to include your parents names in the invitation?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We did not. We said said “together with their families, E and A request the pleasure of your company at their marriage ceremony.”

Post # 3
1281 posts
Bumble bee

We said something like ‘Together with their families, Bride and Groom invite you…’ which I think is the modern/more laid back way to include parents rather than listing names in a specific order. If you dont want to include parent names thats completely fine, I would just word it ‘You are invited to the wedding of bride and groom at…’ or something along those lines. 

Post # 4
673 posts
Busy bee

I did not. I also didn’t say “together with our familes”. Mine said something along the lines of you are invited to the marriage of Jane Doe and John Doe…

Post # 5
793 posts
Busy bee

Our parents didn’t pay for the wedding, we did, so ours were the only names on the invitations.

Post # 6
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I believe we put “together with their parents”. We paid for pretty much the whole thing but our parents helped out in various ways, and you know raised us and all so we wanted to give them a shoutout on the invite.

Post # 7
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

We paid for the wedding ourselves so our invites said “We request the honor of your presence as Jane & John exchange marriage vows”

Post # 8
7257 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think we did “Together with their families”, as well. Our families have too many modern dynamics (steps and adopteds and divorced but still close and the like) to try putting names on there!

Post # 9
2988 posts
Sugar bee

It is my understanding that you include the names of those who are hosting.

We paid for our wedding but wanted to include our parents anyway so we did ‘Together with their families, bride and groom request the honor of your presence…’

Post # 10
1593 posts
Bumble bee

It’s supposed to be who’s hosting. My parents are paying so it says my parents names, but they couldn’t care less what it says on the invite.

Post # 11
7800 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I didn’t even want ‘together with their families’ on mine haha.

ours said ‘the honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of nelly and man’

Post # 12
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We are both close with our parents and wanted their names on the invitations-we went with ‘son of’ and ‘daughter of’ on our invitations to include them (along with ‘together with their families)

Post # 13
1506 posts
Bumble bee

I plan to just write “You are invited!” in some stylistic font and slap on the details (address and time). 

Post # 14
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My parents are paying but we don’t want to skirt his mom totally out so it says

“mr & mrs (my parents)

request the honor of your presence to the wedding of their daughter

(my name)


(his name)

son of (mother in Law)”

Post # 15
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

We haven’t officially printed them yet, but ours will say something along the he lines of, Hanna and Pj request your presence, etc. 

we are paying for the wedding ourselves, and also his mom is really not contributing anything. We will be lucky if she actually shows up, so I think it would be awkward to put my parents names and not his mom’s name. 

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