Post # 1
My dad is paying for the wedding…in a way…it’s actually the coins my grandfather bought the year I was born and I was given them when my gradmother passed away earlier this year. I think it’s exactly what my grandfather had in mind for the money. Paying for part/all of my wedding.
We thought about the standard “My dad’s name gives his daugher” the problem we run into is I never use my first name…most people don’t even know I have a different first name. It looks a little silly and empty to just list Ann on the line. Listing my last name again seems reduntant.
We don’t want to use “Together with our familes” because I would let hell freeze before allowing my mother be included in any termonlogy.We’ve also talked about just illimating the hosting part all together.
We do know the “meat” of the invite will read:
Friday, October 01, 2010
at 6:45 in the evening
Reception to Follow
Any help or ideas are welcome. I feel like I’m beating my head aginst the wall for the past week or so trying to figure it out.
Post # 3
the name you’re known by, is that your middle name? i’m kind of confused… is it a nickname?
Post # 4
are they formal? if so it would read something along the lines of
Mr. Aquabridesdad Last name requests the your presence at the marriage of his daughter Aqua bride (full first and middle name – include last name as well if you dont share your fathers name) to Future hubby full name… son of blah blah blah…
easy way to do it.
you usually use your real first and middle name but if you are having informal invites you can always put the name you go by in “quotes”???
Post # 5
Ann is my middle name. I haven’t used my first name outside of offical documents in at least 10 years if not longer. My family (minus my mother) all call me Ann, and once I’m married Ann will be my first name. We’re having a pretty informal wedding. Mainly a nice dinner and evening with friends and a few family members.
Post # 6
I had a similar situation with regard to the name issue. I’d use the name Ann and let it stand at that.
If you are comfortable with crediting your father with the wedding, you may want to say:
Mr. Paul W. Smith (you can add a line for your FI’s parents)
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Ann W. Smith
Robert S. Jones
Post # 7
Ok, I get it now, here are some suggestions:
Because you have shared in our lives
with friendship and love, we
Together with Mr. AnnDadFirst AnnDadLast
invite you to share in the celebration
as we exchange marriage vows on
Mr. AnnDadFirst AnnDadLast
Invites you to join him
In the celebration of love
As his daughter
is united in marriage to