(Closed) Help! Invitation wording

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What do you mean by “Introduce”?  The host line?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve seen a lot of invitations that say “Together with their families” and then have your names (ie, bride and groom request the honour of your presence).  Would something like that work?

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

So, I just checked my Emily Post etiquette book, and there are two options that might work.  If you want the invitation to be just from your Mom, you can say (I’m just copying right from the book):

Mrs. Anne Syverson

requests the honour of your presence

at the marriage of her daughter

You mentioned that you don’t want to hurt your dad.  Would your Mom mind if he was listed too?  Here is another option:

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Goldring

and

Mr. Michael Levy

request the honour of your presence

As for your FI’s family, traditionally the groom’s parents aren’t mentioned, unless they are paying.  You can put “son of…” after their names, but it sounds like it might be a bit cumbersome.  If they aren’t sensitive, and are familiar with the traditional wording of invitations, they probably won’t be hurt or upset.

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