(Closed) Is it customary to have your parents names on the wedding invitations?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you/are you having your parents names on your wedding invites?



  • Post # 17
    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My grandparents asked if I was doing this and I was so confused. I thought the parents names were included if they paid for or planned the wedding and did the invitations themselves because they are throwing the party. I didn’t want to put my moms name on my wedding invites when she didn’t help pay or plan or organize anything and give her credit for our hard work.


    Post # 18
    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am having a destination wedding and my parents are paying for a majority of the ceremony/reception stuff but not for everything. We put them on the invitation.  My FI’s mom didn’t contribute a dime so she ain’t on there. 

    Post # 19
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No, since you are paying, you do not have to put their names.

    Post # 20
    4053 posts
    Honey bee

    My Brother-In-Law and SIL did…We didn’t even do invitations so I said no (DW, we just communicated via email…lol).

    Post # 21
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    No. FI’s parents are helping us, but our names only are on the invitation. I don’t want to just put FI’s parents’ (mom, dad, stepmom) on there (BRIDE and GROOM together with GROOM’S PARENTS), nor put “together with their parents,” because that implies that my mother was involved.

    Our invitations are also really informal/non-traditional.

    Post # 22
    23 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Bride’s parents are paying for the entire wedding, so their names are on the invitation, as hosts. Groom’s parents are hosting the rehearsal dinner (picnic), so they will issue the invitations for that.

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