Post # 1
I finally picked out my invitations (yay! and for cheaper than I thought I’d have to pay!). However, the wording is extremely confusing. Here’s the situation. My parents are recently divorced but my mom still has my dad’s last name. His parents have never been romantically involved but just live together (for the kids and other personal reasons) so they are technically common law married but have two different last names. This is the wording I came up with. If anyone has suggestions, comments, criticisms, please share them because I was going to order these fairly soon. Let’s say for the sake of the example that my parents are Jane Smith and John Smith (again, divorced) and his parents are Sally Jones and Mike Brown. Does this look weird or wordy?
Ms. Jane Smith and Mr. John Smith
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Molly [middle name]
Benjamin [full name]
son of Ms. Sally Jones and Mr. Mike Brown
Post # 3
Are your parents paying for the wedding? If so, that is exactly how I would word it.
Post # 4
I think that totally works! Maybe you could use the “&” symbol instead of the word “and” to soften up the fact that everyone is separate, too. 🙂 Just a thought
Post # 5
I think it looks good! Like Moose said, as long as your parents are paying.
Post # 6
Moose1209: Everyone is contributing somewhere (including us) but I put my mom first because she’s contributing 60-70% of the costs.
nessy430: I do like the use of “&” to soften it up. Where the word “to” is between our names there is actually a snowflake on the invitation.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I think it works, but if its confusing for you I would suggest something like I did
“together with our parents…”
We did this because Mr. L’s mom has a different last name than him (she kept her married name to his step father even though they are separated) also his birth father isn’t listed since he isn’t a part of his life.
Post # 9
I think that looks fine. If your parents aren’t paying or you want to avoid the whole situation you could always say the parents of Molly and Ben invite…., or Together with their parents Molly and Ben invite you…
Post # 10
locket: We were thinking about doing something similar but our parents made it clear in a not so subtle way that they’d like it if their names were on the invitation. And since it doesn’t really matter to us since they are contributing and helping us a lot, we decided to find a way to make it work.