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#1 rpingree001

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    Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:35 PM

    My FI and I are paying for our wedding completely ourselves. Should the formal invitations still list both of our parents (who will be in attendance) as the one's requesting our guests to come?

    I'm assuming we just have some type of invitiation saying we request their presence but didn't know what others experience has been.

    #2 JanineA

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      Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:45 PM

      We are paying for our wedding this is how we worded ours:

      Together with their families
      Janine X
      and
      Christopher Y
      request the honour of your presence
      at the celebration of their marriage
      Saturday the thirteenth of November
      Two Thousand and Ten
      At four o'clock in the afternoon

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      Hope this helps. I will try to post a link to a site that has wording suggestions depending on the type of wedding etc.

      #3 JanineA

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        Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:50 PM

        I found the link here it is, it tells you how to word your invitations based on if your parents are hosting, FI's parents hosting, bride and groom hosting and all types of various styles:
        Wedding Invitations Wording And Etiquette by HelloLucky.com

        #4 tracy0716

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          Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:52 PM

          Very similar to Janine's:

          Tracy Ann x
          and
          George Vincent x
          request the honor of your presence
          at their marriage
          on Friday, the sixteenth of July
          Two thousand ten
          at five o'clock
          Paradisus Palma Real
          Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

          My mom was with me when we chose our invitations and she agreed completely that our parents' names didn't need to be included since they are not paying for our wedding.

          #5 debbmach

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            Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:18 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by tracy0716
            Very similar to Janine's:

            Tracy Ann x
            and
            George Vincent x
            request the honor of your presence
            at their marriage
            on Friday, the sixteenth of July
            Two thousand ten
            at five o'clock
            Paradisus Palma Real
            Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

            My mom was with me when we chose our invitations and she agreed completely that our parents' names didn't need to be included since they are not paying for our wedding.
            mine was similar to this...i didn't mention my parents or family at all. it's us that want them there and are making that request.
            http://dwdf.daisypath.com/v0lqm5.png

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            #6 Shoesiesluvr

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              Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:20 PM

              we are not including neither of our parents on our invites...we are 100% paying for our wedding ourselves. but we are doing a special acknowledgement to our parents during our ceremony and our ceremony programs will have a special thank you note dedicated to them.
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              #7 Sheree10

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                Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

                We're paying for it ourselves also( glad to see that we're not alone). I wanted to choose wording that acknowledges both sets of parents anyway so this is what we did:


                Bride
                Daughter of Mr.and Mrs. X
                And
                Groom
                Son of Mr. and Mrs. X

                invite you to share in the joy
                when they exchange
                marriage vows
                and begin their new life together
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                BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

                #8 rpingree001

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                  Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:46 AM

                  Thank you for the tips! I wasn't sure on the etiquette and I like the acknowledgements to the parents without listing them on the invitation. Thanks girls!!

                  #9 LChavez

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                    Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

                    I just found out about this yesterday. I hadn't even thought about it. I think ours will say we're inviting our guests and we will mention our parents in the programs.

                    #10 jennster_04

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                      Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

                      We paid for our entire wedding so we did not put our parents name in the invitations
                      Married August 10, 2010 at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal!!!




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