(Closed) Invitation wording – my parents have two different last names

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it looks fine as is, but yes, I would drop the middle initial from the parents’ names.   With writing out your FI’s parents separately as  Mr. John Doe and Mrs. Jane Doe, it balances out writing out your parents’ different last names. 

Post # 5
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the wording is correct for your parents because they have different last names.

Do your FI’s parents also have different last names?

If not they would normally be listed as

Mr. and Mrs John Michael Williams

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hi there,

A small nit-pick: if your mom doesn’t share your dad’s last name, then she really shouldn’t be listed as “Mrs.,” because that implies she is married to someone with her last name. To be accurate, your parents should be listed as Mr. X  X and Ms. X X.

Post # 8
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My mom also did not take my dad’s last name, but uses his for a lot of things she does..like gym memeberships, etc. Just because it’s not your mom’s legal name, I don’t think it would be a crime to just list them with the same last name (with her approval of course!) just for the invite to avoid the complication. That’s what I’m planning on doing when I get married anyway!

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