(Closed) Divorced parents + invite wording?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

“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
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We also have 3 pairs of parents, and we’re just listing all 6 names.

Post # 5
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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.

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