Post # 1
Fortunately AND unfortunately my parents (both remarried) and my FH’s parents are all paying for the wedding. I have been trying to find a way to include all of their names on the invite but it is just toooooo wordy…any ideas on how to fit THREE sets of parents on there?? Would it be ridiculous to just say “The parents of ‘bride and groom'”…
Post # 3
“together with their parents” or “together with their families” request the honour of your presence/company.. yadayada yada?
how formal is the wedding?
Post # 4
We also have 3 pairs of parents, and we’re just listing all 6 names.
Post # 5
i did together with their parents and just left it at that….
one of my parents is remairred and one is not (legally married because they have been together for more than 7 years but they dont consider themselves married). anywho…so i kept it simple…
Post # 6
If you think things will be too wordy/won’t fit properly on the invite along with all the information, you can put all their names in the programs [if you are having programs].
fwiw my partner’s parents are divorced and we were having a hard time figuring out wording that wouldn’t be too awkward, so we’re going to use an all inclusive “together with their family[ies]” etc. However, our wedding isn’t in a church, nor is it an overly formal event. I am sure there is some etiquette rule somewhere that ‘dictates’ what wording you are supposed to use, and even in what order the names go etc etc etc ad nauseaum [because there are seemingly rule for evvvvvverything].
I think it depends on what works best for you.
hope that helps 🙂
Post # 7
We did “Together with their parents” because my parents are divorced and I didnt want there to be so many names on the invitation – plus, I think that a wedding is more about the couple than anything else so I dont think theres a need for other peoples names to be on it!
Post # 8
my fsil did it this way:
together with our parents
john & jane doe
mark & kim smith
scott & deb johnson
invite you to share in our joy…etc.
I think it depends on the formality of your wedding, but it didn’t look too wordy, in my opinion. it’s a nice way to honor everyone, especially if they’re paying for your wedding.
Post # 9
Our wedding isn’t formal at all. Actually, it’s just the reception everyone is invited to anyway. I think the “together with their parents” sounds good, as long as the parents are ok with it!! 🙂 Thank you all!!