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#1 SunshineDreamKay

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:23 PM

Hey ladies,

I want to go down the formal route but it's proving difficult due to mine and FI surnames and our parents. Now, FI and I are actually hosting the wedding but we want to include our parents names as it's not because our parents don't want to pay, it's just that financially they can't so we would still love them to be included rather than "together with their parents" which seems to be where we are heading.

My FI has his Dad's surname, who won't be on the invitation. It will be his mum and stepdad, so their surname is different to my FI.

My surname is the same as my mum's. My parents are not married so my dads surname is different. I don't really think my dad needs to be on the invite but out of not hurting his feelings I will add it.

Here's an example.

Ms. Mother of the Bride Jones
Mr. Father of the Bride Smith

Request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter.

Bride Jones (I wouldn't usually have my surname here but as my parents have different surnames I thought it would make sense?)

To

Groom Clarke

Son of

Mr. and Mrs. Stepdad Wright.

There's so many surnames and my FI doesn't match anyones. I can't find any advice online but we know it would mean the world to our parents to have their names on the invite.

Any help would be appreciated.

#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:37 AM

I feel your pain!

Given then there is many names and only so much room on the invite, could you just use the term 'parents'

Maybe something like

Bride and groom, along with their parents invite you to join them......

I think it would keep it cleaner and crisper and much easier to read.

Or if you really want names say something like
Bride and groom, along with their parents Shelly, Steve, Bob, Mary, and Joe invite you ......

Hope you get the answer you hope for :)


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#3 SunshineDreamKay

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:14 PM

Thanks @calgarybride2015. I did suggest the term 'parents' to FI but he thinks we should include their names which doesn't look good to me!

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    Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:26 AM

    Hey ladies,

    I want to go down the formal route but it's proving difficult due to mine and FI surnames and our parents. Now, FI and I are actually hosting the wedding but we want to include our parents names as it's not because our parents don't want to pay, it's just that financially they can't so we would still love them to be included rather than "together with their parents" which seems to be where we are heading.

    My FI has his Dad's surname, who won't be on the invitation. It will be his mum and stepdad, so their surname is different to my FI.

    My surname is the same as my mum's. My parents are not married so my dads surname is different. I don't really think my dad needs to be on the invite but out of not hurting his feelings I will add it.

    Here's an example.

    Ms. Mother of the Bride Jones
    Mr. Father of the Bride Smith

    Request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter.

    Bride Jones (I wouldn't usually have my surname here but as my parents have different surnames I thought it would make sense?)

    To

    Groom Clarke

    Son of

    Mr. and Mrs. Stepdad Wright.

    There's so many surnames and my FI doesn't match anyones. I can't find any advice online but we know it would mean the world to our parents to have their names on the invite.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    @SunshineDreamKay I would definitely go with the term "Parents".  It is straight to the point and your guests will receive the message crispy clear.  

     

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    #5 SunshineDreamKay

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    Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

    Thanks @dreamweddings, it does make sense to go with parents I guess

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    #6 girlinthecity97

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:59 AM

    @SunshineDreamKay - I had a similar situation with my now hubby's family.  His dad passed so we were listing his mom & stepdad and my parents. Also, he doesn't go by his birth name but a nickname and I wanted to use include my middle initial or middle name but couldn't.  We too were paying for everything but wanted to be respectful to the parents so we went with this wording: 

     

    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jones (Bride's parents) 

    and 

    Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Prince 

     

    request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children

     

    Jane Jones & Nic Sharpe

     

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    Location

     

    Cocktail hour and reception will immediately follow. 

     

    A friend did something similar for her parents who are divorced and did: 

     

    Mr. John Doe & Mrs. Ann Smith (Bride's Parents) 

     

    and 

     

    Mr.& Mrs. Abe Lincoln (Groom's Parents) 

     

    request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children 

     

    Jane Elizabeth Doe & Frank Joseph Lincoln


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    #7 SunshineDreamKay

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    Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:51 PM

    @girlinthecity97 thanks! It's great to see someone else who's been in a similar situation and went ahead to use parents names too. This has made me feel a lot better as I really would love to use our parents names!

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