(Closed) Hate to beat a dead horse, but please help.

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

What’s the heading of each list?  Family of the bride and Family of the groom?

Both of our dad’s have passed and we listed it like:

John Edward Doe

son of the Jane Doe and the late Charles Doe

If you are just putting names you could put:

The Late Charles Doe, Sr.

(or The Late (first name) Shamrock, Sr.)

Does that make sense – I wouldn’t put ‘the late’ in parenthesis.

Post # 5
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@Ms.Shamrock:  yes, I think definitely listing it as: 


The Late (first name) Shamrock, Sr.


The Late Mr. (first name) Shamrock, Sr.

would be fine… I think the “Mr” title is a redundant, but it’s personal preference and formality. 🙂

Post # 6
31 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

For us–we listed my grooms parents and my mom under the titles “parents of the groom” and “Mother of the bride”.  Then we put a special thing in the program about remembering those who can no long be with us:

Today we remember those who can no longer be with us in body but will always be with us in spirit, especially the brides father, John Doe.  Today Courtnee has a piece of her father with her by carrying his wedding ring in her bouquet.

Then we also listed our deceased grandparents.  I know the bouquet part doesn’t apply but you could either leave that out or incorporate something of his into your grooms attire.

Post # 7
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with using The Late without parenthesis

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