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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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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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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)

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Here are some things I found:

(This from http://www.theknot.com/ch_article.ht...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.about.com/cs/invitat...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.

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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

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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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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...........

 

?

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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 José Del Cabo, México
Cocktail hour & reception immediately follow ceremony

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