(Closed) invitations help: Not 'together with parents"- so what do I say??

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

what if you reversed those 3 lines with the next 3 so that it says “request the pleasure of your blah blah blah” and then “please join their parents names names names” ?

Post # 4
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’d start with skipping lines 1 and 6 (I think it would look ok with the spacing).  That leaves you 4 lines of text.

What about something like:

1) with joy and excitement /with appreciation for your friendship/love and support 

2) request the honor of your presence

3) as they recite their vows

4) and join their lives in marriage

….it doesn’t look like the template gives you any way to move things around, from what I could tell.

Post # 5
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just did a dummy set and was able to skip lines– are you getting an error message?  You’ll just need to space things differently.

Post # 7
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

“The honor of your presence

is request at the marriage of




Etc. Etc.”


ETA: Oh wait, you needed three. I gave you two. Hmm.

Post # 8
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissFireFlower:  you can leave those lines blank (it will be a space) or fill them in with other text copy.  you can also spread out the remaining text so that your invite wording will be evenly spaced.  make a few trial copies first.

Post # 11
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

This is what we used:

Post # 12
3770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@MissFireFlower:  yes!!  I feel like that way it doesn’t imply that your parents are contributing but it does state their names, which would be good for relatives/their friends etc. to see.

Post # 13
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I too am in the same position (FI and I are paying for everything). I dont think its really about the money but… I do feel that having the traditional wording of ex: my parents request the honour….at the marriage of their daughter indicates THEY are throwing this wedding and vice versa… and I dont want to step on my FI’s toes by making them seem like a sideline. Putting both our parents first makes it seem like our PARENTS are throwing the party, which to be honest, I’m proud of being able to do this ourselves and I want tha darn credit lol.

So….. I will be putting something like the following:

Shan B and Enzo P

request the honour of your presence as they exchange vows on their wedding day

Please join together with their parents,

(parents names)

wedding info……

I have a sticky invite as well because I have 3 parents to list (stepparent) and Father-In-Law last name is insanely long (italian) lol but this is the best way I can think to put it….. We are throwing the wedding but we NEED to have our parents names on the invite or we will be dissowned for sure!



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