(Closed) Oh horrible thought! wording mistake??

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My invitations were worded similarly – Me and Fiance are paying most of the bill, his parents gave us a little bit of money and my parents gave a bit too.

Fiance & 7SEVENJ9, together with their parents, request the pleasure of your company…

I think it sounds fine!

Post # 4
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s how my invites were…I didn’t want to list all of our parents individually and I liked it better that way.  I think they will be just fine, no worries!

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

That’s perfectly fine!

Post # 7
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It looks fine… we did something similar (..with their families, blah blah blah) but I’m curious, has your mom seen the invites?  If she is footing the bill, she may be insulted a bit that she wasn’t specifically mentioned as the person inviting folks to the wedding.  I think that is where the tradition of listing the bride’s parents inviting to the wedding of girl and boy, son of grooms parents comes from – because typically brides parents paid for the wedding – so it was to honor them.

Post # 8
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did the same thing even though my father is paying for 98% of our wedding the other parents gave what they could and I wanted everyone to feel special and included.

Post # 9
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

a lot of people do just that! i wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 10
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think the wording is fine – but, if your mom is footing the bill – you might want to see if 1) you can stop the printing and 2) that she’s ok with it.  The last thing you want is for your mom to get upset about how it’s worded.  But – if she’s ok with it – it’s perfect.  The only person that will really notice will likely be your mom (which is why I say ask her).

Post # 11
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We did “together with their families”…but same difference.  No worries, it’s fine!

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