Post # 1
I’m hoping to order the plates for my DIY letterpress invitations tonight, and I want to make sure our wording is okay! We are using both of our full names (first middle last) and saying “together with their parents.” I think I’ve read that you aren’t supposed to put your last name, but since we are not actually including the names of our parents, is this okay?
Also, is it okay to not include our parents’ names? Both sets are giving the same amount of money as a wedding gift, which together will be about 1/5 of the total cost (we are paying the rest).
Post # 3
We did not include our parents’ names because we paid for everything ourselves (including our parents’ trips down to our destination wedding location). Neither set was offended. We included last names. This is how ours went:
Bride First Middle Last
Groom First Middle Last
Joyfully invite you to share in the
celebration of their marriage…
Post # 4
I think you are fine with what you have.. However. we actually used our entire names but we did the same with our parents as you (Together with their parents)..
Post # 5
We’re already married, but are having our reception in a few weeks. We used our surnames on the invitations, and even though I took my husbands name, I used my maiden name so that people who didn’t know my married name would know who the invitation was from.
Post # 6
We did the same thing … we’re paying and we used “Together with their Families” and we included our first, middle and last names.
Post # 7
@everyone: Thank you! I’m glad I don’t have to change the invitation!
@Loribeth: Since we’re not using our parents’ names, I was worried (some) people wouldn’t know who the invitation was from!
Post # 8
@krobbie: I think you’ll be fine without your parents name. I’m sure your parents talked about you enough that your names are familiar to them!