Post # 1
I have NO idea how to word our invitations.
- Fiance and I are paying about 40%
- My Parents are paying 30%
- His Mom is paying 15%
- His Dad and Stepmom are paying 15%
Without getting too messy on the invite how would you word this? I don’t want to be disrepsectful and leave anyone off and I feel like with their contributions we can’t just do “together with their parents”
Post # 3
I think that unless you do “Together with their parents”, you’re going to end up with a confusing wall of text. I would just be extra sure to thank them all during the bride/groom’s toast so that they’re personally acknowledged.
Post # 5
Tough one. So much simpler for me, second marriage and we are paying for it all ourselves. However, my two cents worth, given you want to include everyone one is something like this:
Bluegrassbridetobe and Bluegrassgroomtobe are getting married (wording here should be far more romantic ). They along with Parent 1 and parent 2, Mom 1, Dad 1 and Stepmon, respectfully request the pleasure of your company etc etc.
I would leave out any Mr or Mrs and just group them as couples together between the commas and then list them in which ever order you choose, maybe alphabetical to keep the peace.
I did a bit of a search and there aren’t may wonderful ideas out there.
I wish you the best of luck!
Post # 6
I think it may turn into the confusing wall of text that you’re trying to avoid. I know you don’t want to shortchange anyone and want to recognize everyone, but you may have to do “Together with their parents”. However, you could toss in an adjective like loving or supportive.
Post # 7
@BluegrassBridetoBee: How about something along the lines of
BluegrassBridetoBe and GroomBluegrassBridetobe along with their families request the pleasure of your presecene….
This is what my sister did since everyone in the family was doing so much for their wedding and I thought it was really sweet
Post # 8
@BluegrassBridetoBee: What is it about “together with their parents” that you do not like? Is it that you think that this wording would not provide sufficient acknowledgement and that you should name each couple separately? If so, you could word your invitations as follows:
“Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Doe
Ms. Jane Marie Smith,
and Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Jones
request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their children
Sarah Jane Doe and Robert Allan Jones”
and then proceed with the remainder of the invitation wording.
I realize that this wording does not acknowledge that you and your Fiance also are paying for a large portion of your wedding. However, the parents together will be paying for the majority (60 percent) of the wedding, so I think this wording would be a nice way to honor them.
Post # 9
@Brielle: That’s usually how it is worded if the parents aren’t contributing, so I feel like it’s not giving enough acknowldgement. How you did it may work. I just feel like it’s so wordy when the parents names aren’t broken up…but if we break it up then it sounds like his parents didn’t help.
Post # 10
I didn’t realize that “Together with their parents” indicated that the parents didn’t contribute, I thought it meant that had, and that they supported the marriage?
If you want to give them more recognition, give them all a special mention in your program.