Post # 1
Hi, I have a tricky wording question. My parents are paying for 90% of the wedding, and FI’s mom and step dad are chipping in the rest. However, his dad is deceased. We want to include everyone on the invite, and am not sure how to do it. Here’s what we have so far:
Mr and Mrs. Jane Doe
Request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Son of the Late Steve Smith (his dad) and Lisa Reynolds (her maiden name- she didn’t take her new husband’s name)
and Mike Graham (step dad)
Thoughts? His mom and step dad have been married for 12 or 13 years, and Fiance considers him to be his second dad.
Post # 3
I think that wording reads nicely, though I’m not sure what etiquette dictates for this scenario. I personally played around with several wording templates and then blended them to come up with ours, but this is a unique case.
Good luck! I hope someone else can be more helpful than I am. :-/
Post # 4
Bump- does anyone have any other ideas?
Post # 5
Violet Blue Verde
Albe Gooden Tuxed
together with their parents
Mr. and Mrs. Carol Redd Verde
Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Filomina Gretchen Tuxed
and the late Mr. Alvin Lester Tuxed
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
just an example hope that helps.
Post # 6
Jennred782 has a good example. The first one you brought up is nice, but it actually does not denote his family has being financially helpful. I don’t know if you care or if that would both either family, but just so you know. The "inviting" family is the hosting family or families. Your first example specified the bride’s side and just said who his family was. "Together with" is probably your new best friend phrase.
Post # 7
check out http://www.crane.com it has a great section on etiquette and includes different circumstances that you might have to find wording for. good luck and i hope you are able to find something that works for you and your fiance