(Closed) Parents, step parents, deceased parents…

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
106 posts
Blushing bee

All of that sounds perfect and lovely to me.  I would definitely check with your future mother-in-law to make sure she hyphenates.

Another option on the invitation is, "Together with their families, Lola Ann Smith and Bob Bo Doe Jr. request the pleasure of your company…." if you want to give your families a written nod.

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I am no etiquette guru, by any means. But here are my thoughts, however, I probably won’t cover everything because I just don’t know!  For the announcement, I don’t think I’d put anything about step-son. My stepfather is very adamant about calling me his daughter, and I have my invitations as Mr. Dad (stepmother passed) and Mr. and Mrs. Mom (mom and stepdad) request… of their daughter. See how they are about it, I remember when I was little, I would sign cards "Love, your step-sister/half-sister" and my siblings got upset about it. And I realized we’re full brothers and sisters, and daughters and sons!

Now with the invites, I don’t think you’re supposed to have your names as Miss and Mr. We have just our full names written out. And were you planning on including your parents’ names on the invites or not? You could do a "together with their families" kind of thing. I would also ask your fiance about his mom’s last name (hyphen or not) to be sure!! Wow, and I thought my family was confusing!! Here’s an invitation wording wizard on the Knot to help with some of the other wording, and maybe you can pick bits and pieces from some different ones. http://www.theknot.com/keywords/sc_152_527.shtml. Good luck!

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