(Closed) Invite wording question

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think Mr. Joe Smith and Ms. Sue Smith is actually the best way to word it. It’s not much more wordy than than Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith, and it also conveys that they are your parents but not necessarily married. If I received an invitation worded that way, I don’t think I would find it awkward or inappropriately worded.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve seen it like: 

Mr. Joe Smith

and Ms. Amy Smith (separate lines and the “Ms.” for the mother)

request the honor of your presence…

 

I’m sure that extreme traditionalists would say that you shouldn’t use such wording unless the parents are legally divorced and that you technically wouldn’t include mom in the hostess line since she isn’t helping to pay for the wedding, but there’s traditional and then there’s what makes sense for you. So since it’s important for you to honor both parents on the invite and to convey that they aren’t married, then I think the above would be fine. You *could* also eliminate the “Mr.” and “Ms.” if you want, but it would then switch the tone of the invite to something more informal. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Actually I just Googled it and Jenny is right… you can say Mr. Joe Smith and Ms. Sue Smith and just separate them on different lines with your father’s name first since he is paying.

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