(Closed) Invitation Wording – parents paying but not on invite?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

You don’t need to give any credit. Due to their complicated marriage situation, and you already printing out the invitations… Don’t worry about it. At the end of the day, they’re just invitations, and no one will be reading them that closely. All I look for on the invitation is the location and the time.

Post # 3
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

mah84:  I would go with together with their parents. 

Post # 4
151 posts
Blushing bee

Together with their parents or familes and not list any names

Post # 5
4037 posts
Honey bee

We issued my daughters’ invitations in the hosts names (parents of the bride). We have two separate names (I never changed my last name) and they fit on one line. The POGs issued the rehearsal dinner invitations, in their own names. In one wedding, my SIL opted out of putting “son of XXX and YYY”” below his name on the invitation, and in the other wedding, they couldn’t fit-in another line.

I’d suggest you ask your parents what they would prefer.

Post # 6
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would ask them what they want.  If they are nice enough to pay AND going through stress of divorce AND you put ILs name on Rehearsal Dinner invites, it adds up to me that  you are not being thoughtful.  If you feel like you are too old to be referred to as their daugther, you shouldnt take their money.

Post # 8
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could also do a short speech at the reception in which you thank your parents for being such gracious hosts that evening (and other things).

Post # 9
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

mah84:  you don’t need to give credit but if you want to it would be, Mr. Jone Doe & Ms. Jane Doe or whatever it is.  My parents are divorced and that is how we put them.  That would probably be more comfortable because of the divorce but I would ask them this weekend like you said and see what they say 🙂

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