Post # 1
I am essentially having two ceremonies/receptions (one Indian, the other Christian). The first one upcoming is the Christian one, for which I’m designing invites – his parents are paying for all costs of this wedding and it will be much bigger than my other one, which my parents are paying for/hosting. My question is – how do I address the invitiations for this one?
Would it be proper say:
Mr. & Mrs. X request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of (girl)
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. X,
to their son
Or do I need to leave out my parent’s names?
Post # 3
I would leave them in, just because I like having both sets of parents on the invite.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I would ask your FI’s parents if they’re ok with it, but I also would think it’s fine so long as they aren’t offended because I like having both names on the invite 😉
Post # 5
are you including his parents names on the invites for the wedding that your parents are hosting? If so, I think you can include your parents name on this one. Just make it equal
Post # 6
you can have both, it’s not just who is paying techincally. In fact if you have to make two sets for two parties, I’d just make it equal for both invitations.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. X &
Mr. and Mrs. Mark T
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon
Post # 7
I would actually do it more like this:
Mr and Mrs FIL
request the honor of your presence and the marriage of their son,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pbhatta’s parents.
I don’t think there’s anything incorrect in including your parent’s names, and it’s clear from the invitation that your FILs are the hosts. Keeping the family groupings together, with their son’s name following theirs feels right to me. It just seems weird when yours comes first.
Post # 8
Great, thanks for the help everyone! I think I’ll go with what I originally thought and just make sure the other invitations also list his parents 🙂
Post # 9
Elvis – that was another concern I had but everything I found online says even when the groom’s parents are hosting, to keep the girl’s name first…anyone else have thoughts on this?
Post # 10
I’d double check with your FI’s parents about it, but that does sound fine, and indicate that his parents paid for the wedding, but you are still honoring yours.