(Closed) Quick question-whose parents name comes first on invite?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The order of names shouldn’t be based on how much they are paying.  It’s the brides parents first.  Comes from when the brides parents were the hosts for the wedding, and grooms parents would be listed essentially as an informational line.

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Hmm, not 100% sure but in this case I don’t think it matters who’s first. Its not like it was a substantial difference. Can you just write “together with our families..”? 

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

With a difference that minimal, I’d say you’re all the hosts.  I’d list yourselves first, followed by your parents, then his, just for the sake of associating each set of parents to the correct person.  Like ours:

Sapphiresun and

Sapphiresun’s fiance

together with their parents

Dad and mom sapphiresun

and Dad and mom sapphiresun’s fiance

request the honour of your presence/pleasure of your company


Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@sheepandbear:  It’s just a quick and easy way to say “everybody’s hosting”, but I’m sure there’s other wording that’s just as good.

Post # 9
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hahahaha… we’re paying for the whole darn thing so we didn’t even put our parents on there! 😛

Post # 10
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Generally the bride’s parents names r first. Mine will say ‘my parents and his parents (Mr n Mrs so n so of course) request the pleasure of your company….blah blah.’

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