(Closed) HELP ON INVITATION WORDING

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It would be the groom’s parents names if they were paying.  Since yours have offered money, then their names should be on the invitation.

But, since you are paying for the majority yourselves, it would be fine to say that you both request people to be at your wedding.  You don’t have to put any parents names on it 🙂  It is up to you.  

Post # 3
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Having just ordered my invites and gotten excellent advice from the awesome stationary woman, here are some things that might help:

1) You are right about honor — that is only used when it’s happening in a church.  Our is happening outside so we used “joyfully request the pleasure of your company”

2) Lots of different ways to give names:

 “Together with our families, AMY BEE and JOE JONES request….”

 “Mr and Mrs. Amy Bee request…..marriage of their daughter AMY MARIE” with no mention of Fiance parents

“Mr. and Mrs. Amy Bee request…..marriage of their daughter AMY MARIE to JOE MICHAEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith”

If you go with the third option, you’re not really sugguesting that his parents are paying for the wedding, just acknowleding them.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

mmbride80: Invitations are not a family tree and they are not a billboard advertisement for who is funding the shindig. The only people who are listed on the invitations are hosts and paying =/= hosting. It sounds like you are hosting your wedding, so I would list your names. Possibly including “Together with their families” if you want to incorporate your parents somehow. 

Post # 5
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

what’s a symbolic ceremony?

 

Also, maybe talk to your parents about what they would like?

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  SarahLulu.

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