Post # 1
I need your help on my invitation wording, I think I’m going to go with this one, and want to see if you have any comment since my mom’s last name and my dad’s last name is different (but they are married)…. Does this look weird? And now I need to spell out my fi’s dad and mom’s name to match mine .. super long..
Is this fine, or do you have any suggestion? Should I drop the Middle initial for our parents’ names?
The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
Ipoel middle last
daughter of Mr. Oxxxxx Dxxxx and Mrs. Mxxxx E. Kxxxx
to ipoel’s fiance’s name
son of Mr. Jxxx S. Wxxx and Mrs. Sxxx J. Wxxxx
Saturday, the seventeenth of September
two thousand eleven
at five o’clock in the evening
Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach, California
Dinner and dancing to follow
Post # 3
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 # 4
yes .. my parents (well and mine as well) are superrr long.. I have 18 letters in my full name ( first middle last) my dad has 18 letters (first last) hahahaha…
it’s just that where I come from middle name is also important (almost always spelled out). I’m not going to tell my parents and just decide on this then .. ugh
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
@Phantom: Hi Phantom, really? From what I have read online it seems that it’s using Mrs… but then again I’m not positive
Bees, can you comment if I should use Ms or Mrs for my mom’s name??
And more comments on should I use FI’s parents name as :
son of Mr. & Mrs. Jxxxx S. Wxxxx
vs the one above will be appreciated 🙂
Post # 8
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!