- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Ok, so we are working on the wording for our invitations, and think we have everything smoothed out. It is a rather formal wedding, we are asking for semi formal attier, and I used Emily Post’s Wedding Invitation Wording as my guide. My parent’s are hosting/paying for the whole wedding, so the ivite goes something like this:
Mr and Mrs XYZ
request the hounour of your presence
at a celebration of love
at the marriage of the their daughter
Mr John Smith
Mr and Mrs John Smith Sr.
Well we sent this off to his mother for approval and she blew her top. She doens’t like it at all and doesn’t understand why she and her husband arn’t at the top with my parents. We tried to explain to her that that is the tradional wording, for my parents are hosting. She said that since they were inviting guests too that they should be at the top as well. Also non of her other children’s invations were worded as such. What she doesn’t understand is that all her other children paid for most of the wedding themselves, with a little help from their parents.
We are very lucky that my parents are able and willing to pay for the whole thing. What should I do? I don’t really feel comfortable putting their names at the top with my parents, as that implies that they are also paying for the wedding, which they arn’t, they are only paying for the rehersal dinner. But I also don’t want to start a fight with my Future Mother-In-Law, we are on pretty good terms atm. Any suguestions would be greatly helpful 🙂