(Closed) WEDDING INVITATIONS & DIVORCED PARENTS

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
Member
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@LMD84:  Us too.  Both of us have divorced parents, each of us have one parent who remarried. It would have made the invitation a booklet to list everyone.

Post # 18
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If neither are contributing to your wedding, you can actually go casual and only list your & the grooms name. Tradationally, only the parents whom are helping with the wedding get listed on the invatation.

Post # 19
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

for instance.

Post # 20
Member
6239 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@juanita.kelly.9:  If you believe that, but I think that once someone becomes your stepMOTHER it’s close enough, and it’s clear that the father’s specified wife is not the actual mother

Post # 21
Member
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MeiFrancis:  

 

Carol, whether SM is “close enought” to a mother depends.  If the SM never lived with the kid, it may not be close enough.

Hopefully it is clear, but it still doesnt mean SM = MOM.

Post # 22
Member
6239 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@juanita.kelly.9:  I know, I’m saying they aren’t the same thing but that it doesn’t matter for the invitation. Unless someone really has such horrible feelings toward their stepmother in which case they can just leave her off

 ETA also, she should be listed because if your father is paying for the wedding, then that means the stepmother is also helping to pay and should be listed as a host. 

Post # 23
Member
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LMD84:  +1

Also, if they’re not contributing, they really don’t need to be listed. You could just write:

The honor of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Heather Marie Smith
to Michael Francis Jacobson
Saturday, the seventeenth of May
two thousand and eight
at half past four in the afternoon

Post # 24
Member
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Carol, in many second marriages, the spouses do NOT share or combine money.  Just becuase dad is contributing does not mean SM is.

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