Post # 1
I need help on my invitations. My parents are divorced, so I’m having a hard time figuring out how to word the invite.
Dad first then mom, even though they are divorced?
for example: Mr. Dad Lastname and Mrs. Mom lastname
My mom is also widowed, so is it Mrs. or Ms. for my mom as well?
I’ve tried googling this, but I”m having a hard time finding divorced and widowed stuff.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
I would put Mr. Dad Lastname and Ms. Mom Lastname. Since they aren’t married to eachother and she isn’t married, Ms. is better. Do they still have the same last name and are the both planning on hosting the wedding?
Post # 4
OK, first, I’ve got what’s probably an obvious question (sorry, but I just want to check): You say your mom is widowed, meaning she’s been remarried after your parents’ divorce and lost a spouse, yes? It’s not that your parents were divorced and now he’s passed, correct? (sorry, like I said, I’m assuming not but I’d rather check).
What I would do in this situation is to put your dad and your mom on separate lines to show that they are divorced, especially in the days now where more women are keeping their last names so it wouldn’t look as if they’re a married couple with different names.
So “Mr. Dad Lastname and
Ms. Mom Lastname (I’ve read that Ms. is used any time you’re including the woman’s first name)
are pleased to invite you to the wedding of their daughter…
Post # 5
@indibee: My parents divorced when I was two, and then my mom remarried several years later. My stepdad passed away 2 years ago.
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: They are both hosting the wedding, but they don’t have the same last name.
I think this is how I’m going to do it:
Mr. Dad Man
Ms. Mom Lady
request the honor…blah blah blah
Thanks for the help. That’s what I was thinking, but I wanted to check on weddingbee to see what other people thought. Thanks so much!