(Closed) Should I include parent’s names if they’re not hosting?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My fiancee and I are paying for the wedding ourselves, and since we are the hosts we decided to word our invites as followed…

Two Hearts, Two Lives – Joined together in friendship – United forever in love

Together with their families

Bride’s name


Groom’s Name

Request the honour of your presence…



I hope this helps!! 🙂

Post # 19
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My parents have paid for pretty much everything for the wedding so I asked if they wanted to be on the invites and she said no that she would rather not have her name on the invites. So we just had it say Grooms Name and Brides Name request the honor of your presence………… I’m glad I asked becuase I would have put my parents on the invite if I hadn’t!

Post # 20
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are hosting, but still wanted to include our parents names.

Our wedding invite reads as follows:

Ms. Jane Doe
Mr. John Smith
together with their parents

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith

request the honour of your

as they happily unite their
hearts and their lives through marriage
on Sunday, the fifth of September
two thousand ten
at half past three in the afternoon

4700 Venue Drive

Venue, Pennsylvania

 Adult Reception to follow

Post # 21
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@Statutory Grape: hah, we’re doing exactly the same thing.  same day and all! 🙂

Post # 22
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Even though we’re paying for it we decided to reduce drama (my parents are divorced) we just said Together with their families bride and groom invite you….

Good luck!

Post # 23
3448 posts
Sugar bee

I’d like to use:

Ms.AXiD and Mr.TKE along with the love and support of their family would like to invite…blah blah blah




…would this work?

Post # 24
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m paying for the bulk of the wedding, and Fiance is helping with the rest, so I decided to go with something along the lines of (Haven’t finished invites yet):

Soontobcj & CJ request the honor of your presence to celebrate their marriage

My mother has seen it and is totally fine with the wording… I’m sure his mother will have something to say when she sees them (she usually does), but I like it this way. 🙂

Post # 25
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

My parents are contributing about 1/2 of the wedding budget or 1/3 of the “total” wedding budget (if you include rings, honeymoon, rehearsal dinner). We are doing the mom and dad request thing…. my parents were actually surprised at that but we’re so grateful for their help that we really wanted to honor them. I don’t mind if people assume they are paying, it is not important to me that people know who paid for what. 

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