(Closed) I have no middle name – Invite wording?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm… do you definitely want to include your parents’ names? If not, you could do something like:

Together with their parents,

BrideFirst BrideLast


GroomFirst GroomLast

invite you to etc. etc.

Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think the the first wording works best. Unless your name is Cher or Elvis 😉

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I definitely prefer the first one, if you want to go with a traditional wording.

Mr & Mrs Dad LastName   etc    their daughter You to Groom Lastname

If you don’t put his middle name, people won’t think as much about yours not being there. It’ll look fine and balanced and you’ll be the only one freaking about it.

Post # 6
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

 you could always ask your mom for a middle name… I don’t think it’s too late lol

Post # 7
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

I am in the same boat! I’d love to hear more thoughts on this!!

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think something like

(1) Mr and Mrs Bride’s parents (assuming they’re married) request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter

Bride First


Groom full name (using middle optional)

etc, etc, etc


(2) If your parent’s aren’t married then it should probably be something more like:

Bride’s dad and brides mom request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daugher

Bride First Name & Last


Groom full name (Middle optional)


I think that “Honor” sounds better then “Pleasure”. Honor seems more traditional, formal, and polite.


Post # 9
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MsJellyBean… it depends where they are getting married… traditionally, ‘the honor of your presence’ indicates the marriage ceremony will take place in a church/synagogue/house of worship, whereas ‘the pleasure of your company’ is used otherwise.

Bmore (and Jellyfish) – I’d either use ‘together with their families’, or just the second option in the first post.

Post # 10
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m in the same boat too! I have no middle name, Fiance has one. It looked a bit off-balanced when I wrote it out for the first time. We’re paying for the wedding ourselves so aren’t including any wording for parents. That actually makes it easier since his mother is divorced and father no longer in the picture and my mother is deceased. I can’t even imagine having to write, “the late….”  Luckily his first and middle names combined (letter wise) is only about 3 more than my whole first name.  I’m thinking of going with a very fancy font with flourishes so it will look “fuller” if that’s the right word. Hmmm….I’m also curious to see other thoughts on this.

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