Post # 1
So, I need some help with my invitation wording; we are having a formal secular ceremony and reception following. Mr.Nerdy and I are splitting the costs with Future Nerdy Inlaws, and they want their name on the invitations (understandable). So…. how would you word that?
Post # 3
@nerdysarah: Mr. and Mrs. John Outlaw and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Inlaw invite you to the marriage of their children, Sarah Outlaw and Mitchell Inlaw.
If it were my family, though, it would be super complicated…my mom didn’t take my dad’s last name, and my fiance’s parents are separated, though they still have the same last name. I think ours will read: John Acid and Mary Vinegar together with (or something like that) Louisa and Tom Groom invite you to the marriage of their children, Peach Acid and Groomy Groom.
Post # 4
Hmmm… I guess “Together with their families” isn’t working for either of you?
That’s what we went with. In our case, though, the wedding and reception were not formal, and our parents weren’t actually contributing (we felt it was appropriate to recognize them but didn’t feel any obligation to give specific names, which wiould have been rather complicated).
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I agree, but you should not use the “and” between the two sets of parents. “And” on a wedding invitation means that the parties connected by the “and” are married, and that’s clearly not the case here.
Mr and Mrs Bride’s Parents
Mr and Mrs Groom’s Parents
invited you the the wedding of
(Also: not “marriage” but “wedding”… they aren’t coming for the marriage, just the marriage ceremony… I assume you don’t want your guests to witness the entire marriage… could get personal)