(Closed) Invite help!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I prefer the formality of stating Mr and Ms.

Post # 4
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes I would be consistent and use Mr. and Ms. for his parents.  But I would also consider putting their names on different lines.  They way you have it it looks like they are married but she just kept her maiden name.

Post # 6
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you leave the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” off of FI’s, then you need to leave it off of yours too. Your invitations need to be consistent. If you are having a casual wedding, then leave them off, but if you are having a semi to formal wedding, then I would add them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think it’s best to either keep all the titles, or omit all the titles.  typically, when the parents are divorced, you put their names on separate lines like moose1209 suggested.  is your Fiance unsure of how his mom likes to be addressed.  does she go by ms. or mrs.?  is she maybe still mrs. dad’s lastname, and your Fiance doesn’t want to offend his stepmom (if he has one, obvs)?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t know what the relationship is like with your guy and his stepmom, but if they have a good relationship (and she’s been around a while), I would suggest including her as well:

son of Mr. Dad and Mrs. Stepmom

and Mrs. Mom

Just a thought. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I would keep it consistent. But since he is requesting no formality, I would not put Mr/Ms in front of anyone’s name. That way he has a say in the invitations. As a compromise you can put his parent’s names on the same line. They may freak out… I’m sure nobody else on your guest list cares whether they’re married OR divorced. Just a thought 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i think it need to be consistant as well, but proper etiquette says that his parents names shoudl be listed like this:

Mr Bell Smith and Mrs Bell Smith

indicating that they are no longer married.  without the Mr and Mrs, it doesnt appear that they are divorced at all, and it really should be listed properly.

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