(Closed) Help with Invitation wording

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

My father is paying for most of my wedding (parents divorced) so I put his name first, then my mom’s name on the second line, and his parents’ name under his name (as "son of Mr. and Mrs. X"). Technically the parents who pay are hosting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t honor all parents on your invitations.

Mr. and Mrs. Father’s Name

Ms. Mother’s name

request the pleasure of your comapany…

is how we did it. Hope that helps!

Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Here are some ideas. Even though your mom isn’t technically hosting, she is still your mother and if you want to include her name, I think you should include it at the top. 


Dad and Stepmom Smith

and Mom Jones

invite you to the marriage of their daughter



Husband Howard

son of Dad and Mom Howard


Or if you use titles, it would be: 

Mr. and Mrs. Dad Smith

and Ms. Mom Jones

invite you to the marriage of their daughter



Husband Howard

son of Mr. and Mrs. Dad Howard 

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have a related problem that I could use the hive’s advice on.  I have read oodles of sample invitations online and cannot find anything that allows for couple + one set of parents hosting (there are all other combinations it seems but this one).  My fiance and I are paying for the wedding so I don’t really want to do "Mom and Dad invite you to the marriage of thier daughter" but my fiance’s parents are out of the picture so it would look odd to do the "daugher of"/"son of" thing.  My parents will be crushed if I just do a "together with their parents" kinda thing.

 Anyone have a suggestion of how I can include only one set of parents on the invite without being uber-traditional or gramatically incorrect?

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

a great site i used when writing mine was verseit.com.They have wording for every situation you can think of 🙂 Hope that Helps! 





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