- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I would really like opinions on the wording of our invitations, based on our kind of weirdly uncertain hosting situation.
Here is the deal- the wedding is probably going to end up costing $18k.
*My parents very kindly offered us $5k right off the bat, which is very generous for their financial situation.
*His parents are very well off and have mentioned helping financially/helping host many times, but have sounded like they weren’t planning on it in other conversations, and have not actually helped with anything ( I could write a whole other post on that haha). We have a great relationship with them and we have decided to not push the issue and just let them follow through if they want.
*My fiance and I are picking up the tab for the rest.
We are having 210 guests and split the guest list evenly 70-70-70 between my parents, his parents, and us.
I think it’s reasonable to say that my fiance and I are the ones technically “hosting” our wedding, but I also want to mention my parents by name since they contributed a lot. I don’t want to purposely leave out his parents either, and there is a possibility they will still help.
So, here is the wording I came up with
Together with their parents
Mr. & Mrs. Bridesmomanddad and
Mr. & Mrs. Groomsmomanddad,
joyfully invite you to their wedding…
blah blah blah
I showed it to my friend and she said it was too long winded, but I really don’t want to forego using our parents’ names. Even if it’s not ideal, do you think it’s ok? Do you have any other ideas?