Post # 1
I’m starting to do my invitations but I’m so confused on what to do.. I know people usually put their parents names on the invite (“With their parents..”) and I want to, but my situation is difficult. For starters, I don’t have a relationship with my dad, so I would just have my moms name on the card. And secondly, my fiancé has his mom and step dad (who raised him) and then also his real dad, who he still has good relationship with, and then a step “mom”who is 2 months older than my fiancé, who he has never met. I just think the invite would look super weird if my side just had my mom and his side had 4 people, 1 who he’s never met. I kind of just don’t want to put anything, but then I will feel really bad because my fiancées mom and step dad have helped us quite a bit with expenses for our wedding and they are the only ones that did and I want them to know we appreciate it so much. Please help me!
Post # 2
together with their families
Post # 3
We just did “Together with thier families” and skipped all the names (except ours of course!). It was the easiest option. And my parents who paid for the entire wedding didn’t mind at all that thier names weren’t on the invites.
Post # 4
We did together with their families as well. Easiest way to cover everyone
Post # 5
Like PPs have said, we used “together with their parents/families” which seemed to cover everyone (DH’s father is deceased and my parents are separated; my dad is remarried whilst my mum is single).
Post # 6
If your fiancé’s mom and stepdad are the only ones hosting the wedding, then only include their names, that’s generally why parents are listed on the invitation. However, if you really want to include everyone, then I agree with “together with their families”. 🙂
Post # 7
Another vote for “together with their families”; I think it sounds welcoming and includes everyone. I put my parents’ names on our invitation because – I wanted to and – they are paying for a large portion of the wedding, and I believe etiquette says you should name those hosting.
Post # 8
Repeat after me:
“Together with their Families”…
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
if your fiances parents are the ones hosting, then their names go on top
Post # 10
As a parent…………….please discuss this with those who are contributing. At least give them a chance to voice an opinion before springing your decision on them. Some don’t care but others are deeply hurt. Just be sure you aren’t hurting feelings without even knowing it.
Post # 11
Together with their families. A catch all for tricky sitiuations lol!