Post # 1
So my fiance and I are paying for most of the wedding ourselves with some help from my parents. It’s come down to the time for wording the invites and we’re torn with including both sets of parents or not. Does putting parents names on the invitation imply that they are paying for the wedding? Or is it just an old fashioned thing people do? Or since its just us throwing the wedding should we just have our names on it and not parents? Guidance on this matter would be MUCH appreciated 🙂
Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
If you do “son of” and “daughter of” it doesn’t imply they are paying or hosting. If the bride’s parents are hosting you would usually put “Mr. And Mrs. BridesParents request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter…” Or something similar.
Whether you their their names on the invite is really a personal preference, but it is possible to put their names on their while not implying that they are hosting. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them off, though
Post # 4
@JMM13: I like the option of:
“Together with their families
JMM13 and JMM13’s Fiance
Invite you to celebrate….”
That way you don’t offend your parents and still keep it a little traditional but don’t have to feel like your parents are giving you away with a dowry and all haha!
Post # 5
Great, thank you so much for your input:
Post # 6
@JMM13: we are paying for all of it on our own, our parents have each gifted us decent amounts of money even though we said we didn’t need it. so we went with Me and HIm together with our parents, invite you….
Post # 7
Thanks Bees! We wound up putting.. “Together with their parents, Mia & James…”
Post # 8
Why not ask your parents how they feel?