(Closed) Invitation wording (re: parents names)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How to phrase the invitation wording when we're (95%) paying for our wedding?
    The traditional route with my mom & (new) dad and FI's parents names included out of respect : (1 votes)
    5 %
    The traditional route above plus my father's (who passed away) name somewhere. : (0 votes)
    add "together with their parents" : (2 votes)
    9 %
    add "together with their families" : (13 votes)
    59 %
    No mention of names other than my and FI's. : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I put ‘Together with their families’ as I thought this was a nice way to pay respect to our parents and siblings that may have not only offered financial support, but also emotional support.  (money isn’t everything!) Athough ettiquette may say differently I dislike naming every single person involved, it gets wordy and most of the time unnecissary.  

    Post # 5
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted other. I think you should ask both sets of parents first to see if they have a strong opinion about it and then decide.

    Post # 6
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Technically you and Fiance are hosting.  Did you want to list your parents or do you feel like you have to?

    Post # 7
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    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Since Pop adopted you, I would consider you to be his daughter. There are ways to list deceased parents, if you want your biological father mentioned (google Emily Post)

    Do you want your family acknowledged on the invites? If so, go ahead and do it, even if they’re not financially participating. Or go with the “together with their families.”

    Post # 9
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @RMBsbride:  you’re not going to be able to please everyone.  Do what you think is best.

    Post # 10
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    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t list anyone else.

     

    Post # 11
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Because they won’t be hosting I personally wouldn’t put anything about Such and Such requests the honour or your presence at  the marriage of their children.I might put something along the lines of:

     

    Because you have shared in our lives by your friendship and and love, we:

    Bride McBride

    (Daughter of Mom and Adoptive father and the Late birth father-Omit if you don’t want them listed)

    Groom McGroom

    (Son of Mom and Dad in law – Omit if you don’t want them listed)

    Request the honor of your presence at their marriage. 

    Post # 12
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you are paying for most of it, “together with your families” is best.

    If you put parents names, it implies their contibution..

     

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