Post # 1
It is with great joy that you are
invited to share and celebrate
the wedding of
I think it sounds a little impersonal that it doesn’t mention any parents here. Because of the layout of the invite, we don’t really have room for FI’s parents’ names (especially because they are divorced and both remarried). “Together with their parents” isn’t really my first choice either. My parents and Fiance and I are paying for the wedding.
Post # 3
What about something like….
“We invite you to share in our joy
and celebrate the wedding of…”
How formal/informal is your wedding?
Post # 4
It’s not super formal, but both Fiance and I are fairly traditional. The old school in me wants to stick to bride’s parents invite you…
Post # 5
Forgot, gemstone, if I use “we” (which I really like btw), do I need to have parents’ names at the bottom to indicate who the “we” is? Or is it just implied?
Post # 6
I think Gemstone’s wording is awesome – same feel as yours but a little less wordy/awkward.
We used Together with their families even though it’s Fiance & I and my parents covering everything. It worked for us and no one was upset.
Post # 7
I like Gemstone’s suggestion
Post # 8
@CountryBee11: I think it could be implied based on who the return address on the invite is, and who you return RSVPs to. 🙂
Post # 9
Good point gemstone!
The return address will be my dad’s, but the RSVPs are coming back to Fiance and I.
Post # 10
Our wording will most likely be:
Invite you to share in their joy
as they exchange wedding vows
Which I like because it’s short and simple but still fairly personal. Of course, we’re paying for the wedding ourselves and don’t plan on mentioning our parents on the invitation at all. But maybe it could be tweaked to work for you.
Post # 11
@iheartnerds: Ditto that! It sounds like you are inviting them, instead of some unknown host. 🙂