Post # 1
Who are you listing in your programs? I know it’s appropriate to list the parents of the bride and groom, as well as the bridal party. But I was wondering if anyone is listing grandparents in the programs as well?
Also are you listing your parents individually or as Mr. and Mrs. George Smith?
Post # 3
I would use formal wording, so whether to put the names together or not would depend on their relationship (divorced or married).
I really like the idea of including grandparents, as it’s a way to honor the memory of those who are deceased. In my case, I only have one surviving grandparent, so it would be “The late Mr. and Mrs. John Smith” and “Mrs. Mary Jones and the late Mr. Frank Jones”.
In addition to parents, grandparents, and bridal party, I would also include the name of the officiant.
Post # 4
I’m keeping it more informal. Just listing “Parents of the Bride” and then individual names underneath. I’ve got the bridal party, parents, officiant, musician/vocalist, presenters of the gifts, readers, and ushers.
Post # 5
I haven’t thought about this yet, so thanks for bringing it up, because we’re going to have to figure this out. We’ll want to list our parents and grandparents, the bridal party, and the ushers, as well as anyone doing a reading or singing during the ceremony. Tricky for us is the fact that my grandmother will be attending but her husband, my grandfather, can’t come because he lives in a dementia center. This is a very new development in my family and I don’t want to hurt my grandmother in any way by making her think about it, whether by printing his name or by forcing her to read her name by itself for the first time in sixty years.
I would use the same wording I used on my invitations: Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Doe. My tiny feminist revolution in envelope form – and, program form.