(Closed) Invitation Wording Help

posted 10 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should I word the invitation

    Mr. and Mrs. JulesJM5 request the honor of your presence...have his parents after his name

    Mr. and Mrs. JulesJM5 and Dr.and Mrs. Arora request the honor of your presence....

    other, please explain below

  • Post # 4
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Traditional wording is Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter “Bride” to “Groom”.  That’s what we did, but my parents paid 100%.  A lot of people these days add after the groom’s name “Son or Mr. and Mrs. Groom’s parents”.  That way the groom’s parents are still included but the bride’s parents maitain the position of sole hosts. If you future in laws are paying for part of the actual wedding I do think you should include their names some where.

    Post # 5
    31 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What about “Together with their families, [your name] and [his name] request the honor of your presence” to show that all parties are contributing?

    We originally were planning to use this wording because both sides have made generous contributions (we’re paying for most of the wedding), but later decided on the following language, even if the sentiment has changed, since we wanted both sets of parents’ names on the invitation:

    With the blessings of their parents,

    [His parents’ names]

    [My parents’ names}


    [His name] and [My name]


    request the honor of your presence

    Post # 6
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Thank you so much for writing this post!. I have a similar situation where my parents are paying for practically everyhting, and my FI’s parents are paying for some of the wedding (so they say). I feel uncomfortable giving full credit to FI’s parents, but wording the invitation the way MOOSE1219 suggested makes sense. That way both parents are mentioned while making it clear who the sole host is.

    Post # 7
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We have a very similar breakdown of who is paying for what.  We did this, as some PPs have suggested:

    Ms. My Mom


    Mr. My Dad

    request the honor of your presence…at the marraige of their daughter

    My name


    Groom’s name

    Son of Mr. & Mrs. Groom’s Parents


    Note: my parents are divorced, that is why they are listed separately.

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