(Closed) Invitation wording with one set of deceased parents

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

happenstance:  The names listed on the invitation are reserved for the people hosting the wedding. It is not an honor to be listed on an invitation — it is an honor to receive one! Who is hosting the wedding? 

Post # 3
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5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

happenstance:  Are your parents hosting?

Mr. and Mrs. HappenStanceParents invite you to the wedding of their daughter

HappenStance 

and 

Mr. Happenstance’s fiance

Post # 4
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m thinking about this too, my FI’s father passed away (his family is not helping with the wedding).. I may add “son of x and y” under his name 

Post # 8
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2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

happenstance:  Hosting ad paying are not the same. While it sometimes happens that the hosts are also the people who pay, this is not always the case. Hosts are responsible for things like greeting all guests, making sure everyone is comfortable, collects RSVPs, answers guest questions, etc.

Post # 10
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My FI’s mother is passed, and our invitations read “John Doe and Jane Doe, together with their families, invite you to blah blah blah” (obviously not our names). If you have family issues with his side, you could simply state your names and follow it with “Invite you to celebrate our marriage” etc etc.

If you’re concerned with mentioning your parents, I would say “Mr. and Mrs. Happenstance invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter (your name) to (FI’s name)”

Hopefully that helps!

Post # 11
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2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

happenstance:  Sure. So if you and your Fiance are hosting and the wedding is not taking place in a house of worship, the wording is as follows:

The pleasure of your company is requested

at the marriage of 

Your Full Name

and

Your FI’s Full Name

Saturday, the eighth of June

two thousand fifteen

at half after five o’clock

Venue Name

City, State

 

If you decide that a ton of people are hosting, the wording would be:

 

Together with their parents (or families)

Your Full Name

and

Your FI’s Full Name

request the pleasure of your company

as they are united in marriage

Saturday, the eighth of June

two thousand fifteen

at half after five o’clock

Venue Name

City, State

Post # 12
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3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Another alternative would be “together with their loved ones”. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I don’t like “together with her parents”, “together with their families” sounds much better. Since his family aren’t involved though, exclude it altogether and put your name and your fiance’s name and leave it at that, no mention of parents or families. If this upsets your parents then rethink it and use their names as the hosts.

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