(Closed) Invitation Wording for Divorced/Widowed Parents

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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…

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