Post # 1
Hi Ladies! I am starting to plan what my invites will say, however, I’m kind of in a sticky situation. My parents are divorced and only my dad will be paying for the wedding along with us chipping in. Mom will not pay anything, and isn’t even excited about the wedding. Seems like she wants nothing to do with us getting married. She suggested we elope, which I thought was kind of a slap in the face…I always thought mothers were excited when their daughters got married?! So, my dad will be hosting alone. Can I just put my dad as hosting, and then list my mom’s name at bottom or something?? Same with the newspaper announcement. Can my dad be the only one announcing or will it look bad??
Post # 3
Tradition says that you list the one that’s paying ie [your dad] requests the honor of your presence…
However, if you want to include both parents, you could try [your dad] requests the honor of your presence at the wedding of KSbride13 daughter of [your mom]
to [FI] son of [FILs}
It sounds a bit awkward but I can’t think of another way to do it.
Post # 4
Martha Stewart Weddings’ website has a whole host of how to word things depending on who is hosting. That and Google is your friend. 🙂
Post # 5
Eh, my mom doesn’t give a fuck that I’m getting married. She didn’t even say congratulations (or anything, really). Whatever.
Our invitations don’t list anyone but us. FI’s parents are helping us out, but no idea how much, so we’re just assuming that we’re paying for the bulk of it. As such, our invitations read: “[me] & [FI] are saying I do! He asked, She said yes! Come join us as we make it official!”
Then again, we’re very non-traditional, and I designed our invites. 🙂