(Closed) Invitation Wording! HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee

Hi, I’m not sure what your asking us. Is the problem that your fiance wants his parents names on top? Adding them in under "son of" is a very respectful thing to do so I agree thats the way you should handle this. If you explain a little more about your disagreement we should be able to help you.

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Here’s how we worded ours since the wedding is being paid for by my dad, his parents, and us:

Love is meant to be share

With parents, family, and friends

Teresa Ann Bride


Kenneth Jeremy Groom

Together with our parents

Dad Bride &

Dad and Mom Groom

Invite you to share int our celebration 

Of lifelong love and commitment

Blah blah blah you get the point 😉

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that what you came up with is a perfect way to handle it!  My mom is helping us out with costs, and my FI’s family isn’t able to…but I still wanted to include them on the invitaion also…for the same reasons you mentioned.  My sister is also helping us out, and then we’ll round out the remaining costs….so the top of our invites is going to say "Together with their families"…and then the rest of the invite wording.  I think you already found the best solution! It’s very gracious of you to include them on the invite!  Very good move 🙂

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

Also not sure what you’re asking but it is perfectly acceptable to add his parents names like you described if they aren’t paying…
Dr and Mrs Frank Friday request the honor of your presents
for the marriage of their daughter
Miss Girl Friday
Mr Fiance of Girl Friday
son of Mr and Mrs Q Newlastname

Post # 7
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You got it right the first time.  Your parents "requesting the honor of your presence" indicates that they are hosting the event, and your FH’s wording would be "John Jacob, son of Andrew and Marcia Smith."  You don’t include the groom’s last name.  Or if you do, you don’t include his parent’s last name.

Post # 8
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i agree w. miss bulldog – you hit it perfectly. that wording looks great, sounds great and is a perfect compromise between what he wants and what traditional etiquette would dictate.

Post # 9
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I agree with you and FrenchBulldog — put their name after their sons "son of …" … that is what we are doing.

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