(Closed) HELP! Wedding invite wording..

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
3228 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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msweddingbee :  We are just writing on our intvites ‘together with their families’, as both our parents are contributing, as well as my grandparents. Would something like that offend your parents, to not have their actual names listed? It may make things easier for you and less subject to scrutiny (e.g. “why are their names first and ours second?”)

Post # 3
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our parents contributed to our wedding financially and I don’t think we mentioned them at all on the invite. They did not ask or expect to be mentioned. Are your parents? If so, I’d probably do a simple “Together with their parents/families…” as a PP advised.

Post # 4
2317 posts
Buzzing bee

I believe that your wording is correct!  It lets guest know exactly who is hosting the event and everyone is included.  Invites are tricky, Good Job!

Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee

I also put

my name & FH name 

along with their families….


it is really whatfeels right to you. 

Post # 6
1808 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think your wording is correct. That’s the way I would do it. 

Post # 8
13905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just do the “Together with their families” line, but yours is definitely fine too.

Also, the invitation just mentions who is hosting the event and who the guest of honor is.  It’s not the place to mention your father.  You could certainly mention him in a program, just not the invitation.

Post # 9
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Even the biggest etiquette sticklers really can’t object to “Together with their families” on an invite. Frankly, I never understood exactly why it needs to be public exactly who’s chipping in and who’s not anyways. I think the most polite thing to do is to keep it vague enough that no one feels specifically left out, but specific enough that every guest still has the necessary information. 

Post # 10
14 posts
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have (almost) the same situation and just wrote “Together with their families”! I found it much easier than listing out their names! 

Post # 11
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our wording was very similar to yours because both sets of parents contributed. We used

‘Together with

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents


Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents

Bride’s Name


Groom’s Name”

and it did not look too top heavy. I was not sold on ‘Together with our families’ because I didn’t feel it honored the amount of help and support I received from both sets of parents. Hope that helps!

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