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#1 NHPT

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    Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:55 PM

    OK i have a question for you guys. My parents are divorced and both are remarried and BOTH sets of parents are contributing to the wedding. What should the wedding invitation wording be? can you guys give me your opinions and/or examples of what you used/plan on using? thanks in advance ladies!!!!!
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    #2 SASSYGIRL

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      Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:01 PM

      I would use something like....

      The parents of Sarah Jayne Seay

      or

      together with our families we would like to invite you to attend our wedding

      Keep it Simple
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      #3 NABUMBAH

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        Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:34 PM

        I have the exact same situation. My wording is as follows:

        in a celebration of love...

        mr and mrs stepdad and mr and mrs dad
        invite you to share in their joy
        at the marriage of their daughter

        nabumbah middle name last name

        to

        mr nabumbah middle name last name

        son of mr and mrs future father in law

        ....etc

        you can also do

        NHPT and NHPT's FH
        together with their parents (or families)

        #4 Sarah

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          Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:35 PM

          Here are some things I found:
          (This from http://www.theknot.c....3247&x=20&y=14)

          Invitation Wording: Divorced parents are hosting jointly (formal)

          Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller &
          Ms. Rachel M. Wood
          request the honor of your presence
          at the marriage of their daughter
          Karen Percy Miller
          to Michael Francis Jacobson
          Saturday, the seventeenth of May
          two thousand and eight
          at half past four in the afternoon

          or

          Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller &
          Ms. Rachel M. Wood
          request the pleasure of your company
          at the marriage of their daughter
          Karen Percy Miller
          to Michael Francis Jacobson
          Saturday, the seventeenth of May
          two thousand and eight
          at half past four in the afternoon

          Note:

          A good rule of thumb is to list whomever is paying for the majority of the wedding, first.


          "request the honor of your presence" is traditionally only used if the ceremony is taking place in a house of worship.


          Invitation Wording: Divorced parents are hosting jointly (casual)

          Charles and Linda Miller
          with Rachel M. Wood
          invite you to the wedding of their daughter
          Karen Percy Miller
          to Michael Francis Jacobson
          Saturday, May 17, 2008
          at 4:30 in the afternoon

          or

          Charles and Linda Miller
          with Rachel M. Wood
          invite you to share and celebrate at the marriage of their daughter
          Karen Percy Miller
          to Michael Francis Jacobson
          Saturday, May 17, 2008
          at 4:30 in the afternoon

          or

          Charles and Linda Miller
          with Rachel M. Wood
          invite you to share in their joy at the marriage of their daughter
          Karen Percy Miller
          to Michael Francis Jacobson
          Saturday, May 17, 2008
          at 4:30 in the afternoon



          These suggestions are from http://weddings.abou....ationword.htm:
          Brides 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.

          There are about a bajillion websites that pop up if you google it, but I thought these two were pretty succinct.

          #5 JENGONDA9

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            Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:02 AM

            We have a similar situation as well. Even if we had listed them all, someone would have been upset about the order they were listed so we left the names out. We did a greeting card style invite that doubled as a save the date. Here's our wording:

            We're getting married!
            Together with our parents
            We invite you to join us in sunny
            Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
            On January 13, 2007

            Please visit our website to RSVP and make travel arrangements
            by September 1st, 2006 at:
            www.aaronandjennifer.com

            A reception will follow in La Crosse, WI on February 17, 2007
            Love,
            Jennifer and Aaron
            Jen & Aaron
            January 13, 2007

            #6 gkashmira

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              Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:25 AM

              If everyone is contributing equally you were raised equally by both and you want to list everyone's name then go with alphabetical - no one can argue the order later!
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              #7 NHPT

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                Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:02 PM

                OK another question- I go by my middle name- so on invitations do i put:
                mr and mrs lastname
                request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
                kathryn nicole
                to...........

                or can i put:
                mr and mrs lastname
                request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
                nicole lastname
                to.........

                it just feel really weird to list my legal first name on the invite because NOBODY knows me by that name. what do you guys think?
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                #8 NABUMBAH

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                  Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:11 PM

                  I would put your legal first name on the invite.

                  #9 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:18 PM

                    Can you do something like

                    mr and mrs lastname
                    request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
                    kathryn nicole lastname
                    to...........

                    ?

                    #10 A10CalGal

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                      Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:57 PM

                      So, FI and I are paying for the wedding....and I need to finalize our invitation wording. I've read through verseit.com's ideas, and they mostly all make me want to barf! I'm thinking applying the KISS (keep it simple stupid!) concept works best, what do you think of this?

                      The honor of your company is requested as
                      Christa Lastname
                      &
                      Rafael Lastname
                      Say “I do”
                      March seventeenth Two Thousand Seven at five o’clock in the afternoon
                      Cabo Surf Hotel
                      San Jos© Del Cabo, M©xico
                      Cocktail hour & reception immediately follow ceremony





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