Post # 1
My FI’s parents have been divorced for the majority of his life, 23 out of his 32 years. Neither of them are married (although his dad is bring a date, from what I hear) and share a last name, but they are NOT friends.
How does this effect our invitation wording and reception entrances?? I’ve figured out the church exit, as we have an uneven bridal party, there is an opportunity for the men in the bridal party to escort the moms out.
Does anyone else have feuding parents in their wedding? HAAAALPPP!!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
@BurlapnLace: If they are paying for it, that’s one thing…but even at that why not put ‘Together with their families…’ as your lead in?
Post # 4
You can write “Together with their parents” or “Together with their families” to introduce your invites.
At the reception, just introduce and have them walk in separately, but in sequence: Introducing the Mother of the Groom, XXXX. Introducing the Father of the Groom, XXXX.
Then they can go sit at their respective tables.
Post # 5
I considered that, but I would really like to name my mother on the invite (as she’s been very integral in planning AND is contributing) so I can’t very well do that. But that may be what it comes down to, I suppose.
Post # 6
You do not put divorced parents name on the same line
You can put
Mr and Mrs Brides Parents
Mrs. Groom Mom
Mr. Groom Dad
blah blah lah
Or Mr and Mrs. Brides Parents
son of Mrs Groom
Post # 7
@BurlapnLace: The only reason you specifically put your parents’ names on the wedding invitation is if they’re the ones hosting (ie, paying for) the wedding. If not, just put something to the effect of “You are invited to join BurlapnLace and Mr. Burlapnlace-to-be as they celebrate their marriage”. If you want to mention your families or if they’re contributing some of the financing, you could do like @LDay1983 says and mention “Join Burlapnlace and Mr. BurlapnLace to be and their families” but even that doesn’t seem necessary.
Of the many, many wedding invitations I’ve received, only a handful used anything like the traditional “Mr. and Mrs. Smith invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter Jane Smith to So and So” phrasing. Because most people host their own weddings in this day and age.
Post # 8
@juanita.kelly.9: That could work, but my mom is single as well (my father passed away, she never remarried) so that might look odd too.
I think we may just have to go with the family thing and keep it simple. My mom hosted our engagement party and will be involved in my bridal shower so she’s getting her props lol.
Post # 9
We have a similar situatoin except FI’s parents are divorced and have both remarried. So no ones names are on the invitation (no parent’s names)
I know of some couples who put the bride’s parents’ names on only. I think that’s only of they’re paying for the whole wedding though. They say something like
“John Jones & Suzy Jones request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Annie Jones to John Doe” … or something along those lines
Post # 10
You can put your mom’s name on it and leave off his parents’. I see that all the time.
If you really want his parents on it.
Ms. Mom Groom (although once married she can use Mrs.)
And (you can take out the and if you like)
Mr. Dad Groom
Usually if a married couple is listed you will see either.
Mr. and Mrs. Dad Groom or Mr. Dad and Mrs. Mom Groom
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you want family on the invite, you could put
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Mom of Groom
Dad of Groom.
My parents are divorced, and we just announced them separately- “Introducing Rebwana’s Proud parents, Mom, escorted by date, and Dad and StepMom.”
Usually after two decades, people can suck it up enough to at least be civil. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If they appear by name on the invitation, you would give each his/her own line, usually with the woman first, and there would be no “and.” “And” would indicate that they are married.
Jonathon Mark Doe
Ms. Ann Doe
Mr. James Doe
Post # 13
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@BurlapnLace: Unless they are helping pay you don’t HAVE to mention them. Now, if you just want to mention them you can say what the others have said about together with their parents or the parents of if the parents are paying and yall are not. Whether or not his parents are married doesnt change the fact that they are still his parents.
Post # 14
We almost didn’t have an engagement party b/c of them. But I put my foot down bc why should I forgo something I want as the bride to spare THEIR feelings? Aw, HELL nah!!