(Closed) Invitation Wording – Non-traditional families

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011


Your name and FIs name

together with our families

yadda yadda.

That is a really tough situation, and I think that would be the easiest without being so wordy. Although I know it seems like you would like to acknowledget the people contributing to the budget.. So maybe something like

The Robinson family (your sis and bil) and then Future Mother-In-Law or vis versa request the honour of your presence at the marriage of you and Fiance… Hope this helps.

Post # 4
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For the invitation wording, maybe because it’s a bit complicated, word it like this:

Together with their families,

your name


Fiance name

and so on…

As for honouring your mom and FI’s father possibly, put it in the programs if you are doing them.  For us we listed all the members of the bridal party and immediate family.  Under all that we put “In loving memory of…” and put our grandparents on that.

Hope this helps some.

Post # 5
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

“together with our families” is always a good choice – no matter what the exact situation is.  I was at a wedding last summer where the bride’s father had passed – the brother walked her down the isle, and they had kept a seat empty with a single rose on it that was symbolically for the father – I thought it was really touching and sweet. 

They had a note in the program saying “though he is no longer with us, we have been grateful to feel the presence of (brides dad) throughout this exciting time. He is missed terribly, but we know he is watching over us today” 

Post # 6
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with the others – “Together with their families” will have you covered.  I’ve also seen the memorials in the programs or you can have a moment of silence or prayer during the ceremony in their honor.

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