(Closed) How to refer to parents in wedding invite?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it would be less formal, but if they’re okay with it and you’re okay with it, then go for it! It’s your day! We put something like:

Sara Jane Doe


Todd John Doe

together with their parents

request the honor…..

We did it this way because his parents are divorced AND we are paying for the majority (99%) of our wedding ourselves…..

Post # 4
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it still sounds formal… you could even do Mr & Mrs. John and Jane Smith maybe?

But if you’re worried about no Mr & Mrs not sounding good, I think it still is appropriate.

Post # 5
690 posts
Busy bee

I would probably go with Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Smith in this case 🙂

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I like the suggestions given.  I think it does sound a bit less formal, but not a huge deal.  Are your parents paying?  If they are not, you could use saraknafel’s suggestion.

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did Drs. Deborah and Greg Smith request, etc.  For us, it had a lot to do with how we were wording the “son of” part (FI’s father is deceased and his mother remarried), but I think it looks fine. And I wasn’t about to leave off our mothers’ names. That just feels way too anti-feminist to me.

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