Invitation Wording

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

Could you just leave off the families line altogether?

Post # 3
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

“Janey1226 and Mr. Janey1226 request the pleasure of your company…”


“Janey1226 daughter of XXX and XXX and Mr. janey1226 son of the late YYY and YYY request the pleasure of your company…” If you still want to honor your parents. Just keep your names larger and parents names smaller. 

Post # 4
2219 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

You could write: 

“Together with their families, Jane and John request the honor/pleasure of your presence at their wedding/marriage….” 

Post # 5
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We didn’t include anything about our families on the invitation, and they weren’t contributing.

Post # 6
2198 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d either leave it out or just put together with their families 

Post # 7
9238 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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janey1226 :  Congratulations bee! Are you inviting anyone who won’t know who you are unless you include your parent’s names? The only reason parents were “traditionally” named is because the brides’ parent’s were usually the hosts, so it was literally saying “these people are inviting you to something.” And the groom’s parents were named so you would know exactly which John Smith was getting married. It had nothing to do with honoring anyone or calling out who had paid for what. It was purely functional — to give the recipients information they would need to help make a decision about whether or not to attend. If you are hosting, you can include your names or not. And if everyone getting an invitation will know who you both are, there is no reason to name either of your parents. 

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