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#11 ErinB

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    Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

    Here is what I found for ettiquette:

    If the Bride's parents are divorced:
    either
    Issued by the parent who raised her
    Ms. Janet Myers
    requests the honor of your presence
    at the wedding of her daughter
    Anne Catherine
    etc.

    or

    Divorced parents are hosting the wedding together
    Mr. Christopher Myers
    and
    Ms. Janet Myers request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Anne Catherine

    Divorced parent and new stepparent are hosting the wedding:
    Mr. and Mrs. Marc Velez
    request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of Mrs. Velez's daughter
    Anne Catherine Myers
    etc.

    Child of divorced and remarried parents both hosting the wedding
    Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Myers
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. Marc Velez
    request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of their daughter
    Anne Catherine
    etc.

    OR

    Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Myers
    and
    Mr. and Mrs. Marc Velez
    request the honor of your presence
    at the marriage of the daughter of Mr. Myers and Mrs. Velez
    Anne Catherine
    to
    etc.

    I personally like "together with their parents". I think it is less formal and better suited to a beach wedding.

    #12 MissyR

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      Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:16 PM

      We did put our parents - but only b/c we wanted to. So ours read... "Melissa and Benjamin, together with their parents Linda and Reno XX and Janice and Terry XX" invite you...

      #13 Amarillis

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        Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:05 PM

        I personally like seeing

        'together with their parents' as a line on the invite, it shows respect to your parents, as well as any step parents...

        #14 bumbles

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          Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:01 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by MissyR
          We did put our parents - but only b/c we wanted to. So ours read... "Melissa and Benjamin, together with their parents Linda and Reno XX and Janice and Terry XX" invite you...
          We did that for our invitations too. I wanted to have all the parents' names on the invite so ppl would know their names prior to the wedding. I can see how that can get complicated w/ many names though.

          #15 Hartyt509

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            Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:04 PM

            Mine don't mention parents lol mostly because my dad isn't getting an invite (pointless not interested and lives way to far away to travel lol) and I can't stand FMIL and her new hubby - they boil my piss and so she is not getting any mention anywhere lol

            #16 hayley

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              Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:57 PM

              Great advice guys! I am going to go with together with our families." What would I do without you guys??!!




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