Post # 1
I am not really sure how we should be wording our invititations. We are for the most part hosting the wedding, but My mother has given me some money towards my dress and my father said he would give us a little money towards it. Fiance family is not helping which is fine with us, but I was originally going to put our names together with our parents…until I remembered that FI’s real dad isnt really someone we want to honor. He is not in FI’s life other than a Christmas and Birthday card…in the last ten years we have seen him once, and he lives in the next town.
What should I do bees? Should I still put together with their parents..leave out his parents and just put mine? I am open to all options and opinions!
Post # 3
I think you should just put your names on it. My mom is paying for my dress but thats all shes contributing. Shes not financially helping with anything else. And neither is FHs family. So on our invites, im just putting our names and then on the programs for the ceremony, of course ill have the names of the parents.
Post # 4
Invitation wording has to be one of the toughest things about weddings. Do you think that anyone would be upset if they weren’t included on the invitation? If not, then I would just put your names. Another alternative is “together with their families.”
Post # 5
I like the ‘together with their families’ option, just because it’s inclusive of everyone. I agree with Kate though…wording sucks.
Post # 6
I think I am going to go the together with our families route…I like the sound of it! Thanks for your help! 🙂
Post # 7
Oh and I really agree that wording does suck! The invitation wording is the most tedious thing I have done yet for this wedding.
Post # 8
we put both our parents names on our invites as the host even though we paid for the wedding ourselves. Its nice way to honor them after everything they have done for us all our lives.