Post # 1
I need ideas please for wording – my Father and Mother are divorced, Father is remarried, Mom is single – and the 3 of them all use the same last name. (my last name, or my maiden name)
So I’m struggling….
Parents of the Bride:
Dad and Step-Mother ‘Smith’
I’d like to acknowledge them all and not offend anyone but it looks weird with them all having the same last name – ideas?
Post # 3
I don’t think you can work around the fact that everyone has the same last name. Can you just list everyone together under “Parents”? I used a layout sort of like this, though my parents are still married so there was only one line for me.
Note: I put our names on the cover, so I didn’t list us again with the bridal party. Our program was folded in half. The cover said “Welcome to the wedding of <bride> & <groom>” and then listed the date, time and location. The inside left listed the bridal party. The inside right listed the elements of the ceremony. And on the back was a small thank you to our parents, a separate thank you to our family & friends, a “we remember” section to acknowledge those who are no longer with us, and then finally our address.
<name of officiant>
<bride’s mom> <groom’s parents>
<bride’s dad & stepmom>
MATRON OF HONOR BEST MAN
<matron of honor> <best man>
<bridesmaid 1> <groomsman 1>
<bridesmaid 2> <groomsman 2>
<bridesmaid 3> <groomsman 3>
<name of musician>
Post # 4
@ElbieKay: I love your layout the best!!!!
Post # 5
@Sunshine09: The most common way to signify separated/divorced parents is to list them on separate lines, like you have. If you’re crammed for space, though, you could do something like-
Bride, daughter of Ms. Jane Smith and Mr. & Mrs. Ed and Marie Smith.
We went with something like this (I’ve adjusted for your family situation)-
Mom Sunshine…….Mother of the Bride
Dad and SMSunshine…..Father and SM of the Bride (or parents…but that’s totally a comfort level thing)
Dad and Mom SO….Parents of the Groom
Post # 6
@FutureMuniz: Thanks! I used a block font for the title of each section, and a script font for the actual names. Feel free to “borrow” it 🙂