Post # 1
Im looking for help with wedding invitation wording. So FI’s parents and mine are BOTH paying for the wedding, covering all costs. It is my understanding they should both be listed on the invite. However, my parents are my stepfather and mom, who have been together for years but are not married. In addition, my mother is divorced but my bio dad has since passed away.
How would like wedding invitation wording look? Do you mention my late father? I was not close to him and am fine not mentioning him, however would like to follow proper etiquette. In my mind it would look like:
Ms. Mom Weddingbee & Mr. Kevin Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scott
blah blah blah….
am I Right Bees?
Thanks so much!
Post # 2
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
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
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
I also put
my name & FH name
along with their families….
it is really whatfeels right to you.
Post # 6
I think your wording is correct. That’s the way I would do it.
Post # 7
Thanks all! We’re lucky-both our parents are incredibly understanding/go with the flow. However we have some family who are pretty “by the books” with formalities and given the style of our wedding I want the invite to reflect proper etiquette. But I agree-I plan on speaking with both and asking if anyone would be offended!
Post # 8
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
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
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
Our wording was very similar to yours because both sets of parents contributed. We used
Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents
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!