- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
We need some invitation wording help! My parents (the bride) are hosting the wedding and would like their names on the invitation. My fiancé’s parents are in the process of getting divorced and my fiancé’s mom has not changed her last name yet. We want to also include my fiancé’s parents name on the invitation. This is a semi-formal wedding but our invitations are more playful looking and we are more casual people. We were originally going to use first and last names for all parents (wording included below), but then my parents (the bride) insisted they wanted to be referred to as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith on the invitation. We don’t want to also change the groom’s parent’s names to Mr. Bill Brown and Ms. Hillary Brown as it is very lengthy and we don’t want to call attention to their impending divorce.
How do I get my parents to agree that using first names on an invitation isn’t a strange thing?! I feel like this is the easiest thing to do and looks the best for our invites, but they say they have NEVER seen an invitation with parents first and last names (without the Mr & Mrs). They say it is disrespectful to their 30+ year marriage that they are not referred to as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. I disagree but need to persuade them. Any suggestions welcome!!