Post # 1
I’m looking into invitations now and could use some advice.
My parents are hosting, and so I would like to acknowledge that in the invite. I’m thinking of going with :
Mr. & Mrs. XYZ
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
son of …… (his parents)
The problem is that his parents are divorced. They remain close friends and his mother never changed back to her maiden name, but I’m not sure she’d be comfortable with something that might imply that they were married. Would Mr. XYZ and Ms. XYZ work? Do I list each of their first names instead of just Mr. & Ms. XYZ?
Post # 3
@loveinthelibrary: These are the options I found online:
1.When the groom’s parents are divorced, and would still like to be included on the invitation: Mr. and Mrs. David Callahan / request the honor of your presence / at the marriage of their daughter / Sara Claire / to / Justin Winfield Pierce / son of/ Mrs. Rosemarie Pierce Beecher / and / Mr. Parker Stephen Pierce….
2.Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s parents
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daugher
Ms. Groom’s Mom
Mr. Groom’s Dad
3.When a groom’s parents are divorced and are being included on the wedding invitation, the proper way to word the invitations is to list the groom’s mother’s name on the first line and the father’s name on the line beneath it. The names are not separated by the word “and” as this may imply they are still married, it also takes away from the visual precedence the Bride and Groom’s names should have on the wedding invitation.
Post # 4
@julies1949: Thank you so much!!! I’ll show these to my fiance.