(Closed) Wording on Formal Invitations

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

what about saying Mr and Mrs. __(your parents)__ and Mr. ___(his parent)___ request the honor of your company in the marriage of ___ to ___.

Post # 4
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1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is what we used

so for yours you could add his side right after the names of your parents. 

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Post # 5
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433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would personally use this in your specific situation (IDK how proper it is):

Mr. and Mrs. Your Dad

along with

Mr. and Mrs. His Dad

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

You

to

Him

….

 

OR

 

Mr. and Mrs. Your Dad and Mr. and Mrs. His Dad

request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of their children

You

to

Him

Something along those lines…

Post # 6
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Newbee

@sweetcandy53704:I think it would be appropriate to include his mother on the invitation.  Just place son of, “bio mother plus his father on the invitations.”  This would be a great way of honoring his mother’s memory.

Post # 8
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think the question is – is the step mom contributing or is it solely the dad? its kinda mean to leave her out of the invite if shes contributing?

if you want to be completely PC and all inclusive heres a few examples:

The Smith and Johnson family
invite you to share in the joy of
the marriage uniting
their children
Rachel Ann
and
Thomas Christopher
on…

OR

The families of
Joanna Leigh Roberts
and
Andrew Rex Hargreaves
invite you to join in the celebration
of their marriage

OR

Miss Mary Ann Smith
and
Mr. Edward Malcolm Jones
together with their parents

Post # 10
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1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The Knot says you don’t list deceased parents, period. However my Crane’s book recommends:

son of

Mr. and Mrs. Dad Lastname

and the late Mom Lastname

 

(I think that even though Fiance is not technically his stepmom’s son, he is her son via marriage).

 

Post # 11
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My personal take:  Don’t list deceased people.  It’s ok to list his stepmom if he thinks of her as a mom, but he doesn’t have to just because she helped to pay.  If I had to list all the people who chipped in money or time to my wedding, my invitations would have had an entire list of “credits” on the back, just like a movie.

I like Allyser’s suggestion best.  Here are a few options:

Mr. and Mrs. your parents
and Mr. his dad
Request the honour of your presence at the marriage of
You and Fiance

Together with their parents (avoid their names altogether)
You and Fiance
Request the honour of your presence at their marriage

The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of
You and Fiance

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