Post # 1
Okay, I need major help. Here is the situation. Fiance and I are getting married in a Catholic church, we are not having a full mass.
We are paying for the wedding ourselves and had every intention of using the “together with their parents” line, but FI’s mom is not happy with that and wants their names. Ugh. FI’s parents are also divorced. Everyway I try to word it, it sounds like my parents or his parents are hosting, and they’re not! This is the only thing I can come up with but I don’t know if it sounds okay. Any suggestions??
Mr. and Mrs. Bla Bla
Mr. Bla and Ms. Bla
request the honor of your presence at the marriage
uniting their children in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Friday July Twenty-Ninth Two Thousand Eleven
at half past Two o’clock in the afternoon
Adult Reception to Follow
Do I have to include the sacrament of holy matrimony since this is a catholic wedding? Or does it matter?? I was supposed to have decided this like last week and I’m at a loss! Thank you!
Post # 3
Are you listing your parents as well, or just his?
Post # 4
It’s really up to you if you want to include “Holy Matrimony”
In terms of whose names to put on, if you’re paying, you get the final say!
You could say, “Together with their parents, Bride X and Groom X request the honor of your presence….”
Post # 5
You presence is requested at the marriage of
daughter of Mr and Mrs.
son of Mr. and Mrs and Mr and Mrs
Post # 6
i have no suggestions, just thought i’d say hi from cuyahoga falls…lol
Post # 7
I think the way you have the names sounds good (Mr Bla and Mrs Bla makes it apparent but not in your face that the parents aren’t married).
Are you having a mass? I think that is important to include if so. If not, then “sacrament of holy matrimony” is good. I think it is important to say that it is a sacrament, it shows what it means to you and your Fiance.
Post # 8
Together with our parents
(names of the parents)
invites you to….
Although we are paying for it, we wanted to honour our parents.
Post # 9
thanks everyone! so much!! it helps to have some feedback!
@kperry3: yes, i want to list both my parents (married) and his (divorced)
@PinkPinstripes: i know, and trust me i wish it were that easy! but Mother-In-Law is being very difficult with a lot of things and this is one of them! i was trying to stay away from “bride, daugther of…” and “groom, son of” because i wanted our names next to each other like “bride and groom”. that’s probably making it more difficult, haha
@mudratdetector: haha hi! too funny!
@jedeve: no, not a mass. thank you! i was hoping to word it so people would know yes it’s a catholic wedding, WE are receiving sacrament, but there is no full mass for them to receive it as well!
@Ms. Sparkles: that is another good variation! will run that one by my FI! thank you!
Post # 10
Mr. & Mrs. Bride’s Parents
Request the honor of your presence
as their daughter
Son of Mr. Blah and Ms. Blah
are united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Your names are still next to each other, just with your parents the beginning and his at then end.
Post # 11
@babylou: yes, but then it makes it sound like my parents are hosting it- which they aren’t- and Mother-In-Law wouldn’t like that either. Thank you for the suggestion though! Appreciate it! Wish it wasn’t this hard!