(Closed) Invite question- divorced parents…messy!!!

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Do you need to include either set of parents on the invite? It seems that in these types of situations, it’s better to acknowledge all of the parents or none of them. We didn’t include parents on ours, because of this very reason.

Post # 3
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Will someone be offended if you write “Together with their families” on the invite? This is much more common in these situations

Post # 5
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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snckt217 :  Maybe talk to your parents about it? Explain the issue and how grateful you are, and ask if they’d be hurt about it.

Or is it possible to designate FI’s parents funds to the rehearsal dinner, and use their names on that invitation? Or at least, the names of his parents who are contributing.

Post # 6
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I was in the same boat as you. My parents are divorced and all parties, including his parents, were participating in the financial aspects of the wedding. We kept it simple in order to not give glory to anyone over the other, and we didn’t want it to be too wordy. Our families loved our invites  

Edit: I just saw that your parents would be upset not being specifically noted, maybe after together with their families add a colon and add all the names?? 🤔

Post # 7
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ask your parents.  my parents paid for the reception and we payed for guest transportation, dj and minimal flowers.  they wanted the invite to have their names on it, so i of course honored their wishes, since they footed almost all of the bill!

Post # 9
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Traditionally the invites came from the people hosting the party – IE bride’s parents. So would say “Mr and Mrs bride request the honour of your company at the wedding of their daughter, bride, to groom.” – as his mother is contributing a small amount might they be ok with that wording? 

Together with their families does also cover a multitude of different family setups though 🙂 

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