Post # 1
Soooooo…I sent my invites this week, and here is how they were worded:
Mr. and Mrs. jb20
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Should I have included his parents or something?? I mean my parents paid for it and I just sort of thought this was standard.
Post # 3
My parents paid for all of ours but I’m including his parents as well. usually you’d put son if mr&mrs … After his name if they aren’t paying
Post # 4
@MrsN14: The last thing I need is my FILs harping at me about another thing with this wedding. I should have eloped!
Post # 5
We didn’t include my DH’s parents, as they did not contribute financially, and I like the very traditional look of the invitation wording you posted. You definitely don’t have to include them if they didn’t pay–it’s just a gesture some people make.
Post # 6
i did not put DH’s mother on our invitation. only my mother was on there as she was the one paying.
Post # 7
@jb20: You don’t have to include them; you’ve done nothing wrong.
Post # 8
@jb20: Ours is worded just like yours is.
His parents have not contributed anything financially so we just went traditional.
Post # 9
You don’t have to include them. I included my inlaws to avoid any hurt feelings.
Post # 10
@jb20: Alot of people do it this way. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 11
My parents paid so our invites were worded exactly like yours. Besides DH’s parents are divorced, how do you word that one?!
Post # 12
@LaPetiote: Lol, it’s not that hard. Plenty of people have managed to figure it out, considering as probably about half of us have divorced parents.
Post # 13
Ours went this like :
together with their parents
invite you to join them
at the ceremony & celebration
of their marriage
Neither set of parents is contributing to the wedding.
Post # 14
My parents are helping out and his havn’t even mentioned helping out. We are paying for most of it but I worded it like you did and then after his name put Son of Mr & Mrs ___ & ___.
Your wording is fine, you didn’t do anything wrong by not including them.
Post # 15
You don’t have to include his, some people do, some don’t. As long as your FI agreed to that wording with you, then deal with any fallout (which hopefully there won’t be!!) as a united front. 🙂
Post # 16
I skipped all parents completely, because WE’RE paying for it.
As of yet, no one is offended.
But ettiquite is that the host is listed on the invites, and if your parents are paying then they’re most likely hosting as well.
I would just shrug if someone mentions something about it. Because like… what are they going to do about it NOW??
Whining will not add an extra line on that invite.
A pen might. But not complaining.