(Closed) Yet another invitation wording question post!

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it’s fine to omit your middle name if you want to.  My husband doesn’t have a middle name, and I have one (which I like!) so I had three pieces to my name and he only had two.  I don’t think it made our invitation look funny or anything.

Is your mom opposed to it because of convention on the invitation, or because she is sad you don’t like a name that she gave you?  That might be something to consider.

Post # 4
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree, you dont have to use your middle name just because he is!  🙂

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You absolutely don’t have to use your middle name just because your Fiance does.  My stepson has two middle names – I suppose his future bride should invent a second middle name just to make the invitations look balanced?  Or maybe he should omit one (that’s not happening; he’s quite attached to both of them).

It sounds like you’ve already talked about this with your mom, which is all you really need to do (and which I think you do have to do, given that you have listed them as co-hosts, which I assume means they (along with your FI’s parents) are contributing significantly to the cost of the wedding).  So I think you can now go ahead and do what you like, which is to not use your middle name.

Post # 6
2640 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t see this as a big deal.  I’m sorry your mom is so insistent.  I think you should be able to leave the middle name off if it’s that horrendous.  Maybe your mom should have thought about that when she gave it to you.  But  I suppose she doesn’t feel that way about your middle name, though.

Post # 7
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I didn’t use my FH’s middle name because I didn’t have one and I wanted it to be even. 

Post # 8
6 posts

I have a suggestion on your wording. Are you also going to include your father?

you can also do your wording like this and my opion is you want your name to stand out vs. having both parents name on top and also having the word and twice between names.

Mr. and Mrs. Bride Parents

request the honor of your presence at the marriage of

Brides name


Grooms name

son of Mr. and Mrs. Groom parents 



Post # 9
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t have a middle name.  My fiance has a "ethnic" first name and an American name that people only know him by.  So we are including both first and middle name for him, but none for me.  I think it’s fine.  None of the guests are going to fuss about the omission of your middle name.  🙂

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