(Closed) Invitation Wording – help please

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that what you’ve done is correct, so long as both parties are hosting. However, generally it’d be “Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT Smith”–Father’s first name included.  Why worried about the “Ms.”? That’s the title for women who are unmarried, as your FFIL’s girlfriend is.

The other thing to consider, however, since your FI’s dad and girlfriend are not married, is whether or not the girlfriend is contributing financially to the wedding. If she isn’t, then his father would be listed alone:

“Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith


Mr. George Finley”

If your FI’s parents are not contributing financially, then their names can go underneath his name, and there you have some options:

“son of Mr. George Finley and the late Mary Finley”

“son of Mr. George Finley and Ms. Lisa MacDonald

and the late Mrs. Mary Finley”

But you do not have to list the groom’s parents if they are not hosting.

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