(Closed) Mr. and Mrs. X and Y Upnorth request the honor…

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In 2012, I don’t think there are any implications – that is, no one is actually going to think of your mother as your father’s “property” if you use the formal version.  Which is what I would vote for.

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the way you wrote it! What don’t you like about it?

Post # 5
583 posts
Busy bee

@starrynight:  agreed.


Mine say:

With joyful hearts,

Dad and Mom LaurenKK

request your presence at the marriage of their daughter 
on September 8th, 2012
at 3:30 in the afternoon


And my Dad’s a dr. technically and we didn’t put any of that on there.

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I totally get where you are coming from, but I personally do not think it conveys that. I doubt anyone reading it will think; Hey, wait a second, i’m not my husbands property! I know many people feel differently, but to me, a person is worth a lot more than their name.

Go with what you feel comfortable with, and try not to worry too much about the implications of the name on the envelope, they probably won’t even pay attention to it anyway!

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