(Closed) How do I word this?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You could always put your mom’s name first. I would put your FIL’s names on there too, simply because I know that before I knew all the etiquette rules, I never assumed that the parents were necessarily paying or not paying just because of their names. Just put both to be polite and so that problems don’t arrise from this.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Im not sure what to tell you about the Junior? That is a tough one! Do you think your Future In-Laws would be offened if they were not included on the invitation? If not I would say just leave them off but if they would be offended or you would just like a nice way to acknowledge their contributions you could word the invitation…

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, Jr. (or however you decide to word that one)

request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Susie Q

to

Jack Black

son of  Mr. and Mrs. James Black

blah, blah, blah….

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Mrs. Jane and Mr. John Doe Jr.

viola 🙂

It does make it sound like your mom is a jr but I think it’s okay.

Generally, you do not want to separate the man’s first name from his last and you do not want to write Mrs. John. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with Toffee Mrs. Jane and Mr. John Doe, Jr. seems to be great compromise!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going the no honorifics at all route, so just Jane and John Doe for me, but I agree that Mrs. Jane and Mr. John Doe, Jr. looks and sounds best. I applaud you for wanting to include your mother’s name on your invitation!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We went with “together with their families” to avoid all of this – partly because my parents are divorced and remarried and that would have been extra confusing.  But no one was offended, everyone was included, and it was reallllly easy.  Just a thought!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We just did “Together with their families” and it made my world SO much easier.  And I think it’s easier and less bulky to read.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

it actually should be

Mr and Mrs John Jr and Jane (according to Emily Post)

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