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HELP!!! How to word a wedding invitation??

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#1 Afaybik

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    Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

    How do you word a wedding invitation when the groom's Dad is divorced but has been remarried for the past 10 years?  I being the mother of the bride would like it to read as follows:


                                             Mr. & Mrs. John Brown

                                  request the pleasure of your company

                                  at the marriage uniting their daughter

                                                  Mary Lamb


                                                  John Doe

                                                   son of

                                                 Mrs. Jane Dow

                                              Mr. & Mrs. John Dow


    The groom's mother wants it to read:


                                                  Mary Lamb


                                                  John Doe

                                                  son of

                                                 Mrs. Jane Doe

                                                 Mr. John Doe


    Thus leaving out the name of the step-mother since she did not raise him and his "real" mother does not want the step-parents name on the invitation.


    The groom is siding with his mother.  My daughter is caught in the middle and wants to do the right thing but doesn't want anyone's feelings hurt.  What would you do?  There is another option.....we can leave all the groom's parents names off of the invitation and just include our name at the top since we are the ones paying for the wedding.


    Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!  The veribage has to be at the printers on Friday!   HELP!!!

    #2 BeachBridein11

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      Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

      Tough situation!  My vote is to either omit it (since you're paying) or follow what the groom wants to do.  Does the father know about the debate?

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      #3 Afaybik

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        Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:29 AM

        They have finally decided to leave all of the groom's parents names off of the invitation and just have the bride's parents at the top!  Thanks for your input.

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