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tanner asked in Family & RelationshipsWeddings · 7 years ago

Do you list the parents of the groom on wedding invites?

I know the bride's parents are listed on the wedding invite, but what about the groom's? And if so, I'm not sure how to word it.

My mother & father are divorced, my father is remarried, all of them have the same last name. I do not plan to list my step mom's name as a parent as I have both my mom & dad to list. Do I word it Miss. first name last name & Mr. first name last name?

My fiance's mother died two years ago. His mother & father separated when he was young & both are remarried. However, he does not consider his step mom his mother so to say. And he no longer has much to do w/ the step dad since his mother's passing. So I know we would list his dad, but what do we do about the deceased mother...list her anyways, don't add a mother, just not sure how to handle that part?

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  • 7 years ago
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    You do not have to list the parents name

    The Families of

    Jane Ann Smith

    and

    John James Jackson

    invite you to celebrate their marriage

    The Parents of

    Jane Ann Smith

    And

    John James Jackson

    invite ...

    This way you do not have to list everyone

    Nobody could complain about who name make or not make the invitation

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    IF you only want to list your mother and your father (not their spouses) then just list their names.

    Your mother is not a Miss. She can either be a Ms or a Mrs. ask her how she wants it.

    Deceased parent-

    Son of Mr. Smith and the late Mrs. June Jones.

    so

    Mrs Jane Wilson and Mr. John Wilson

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

    your name

    to

    Mr. groom's name

    Son of the late Mrs June Jones (her married name when she died) and Mr. Patrick Smith.

    there is a ton of etiquette books on weddings at the public library.

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  • 7 years ago

    Who is paying for the wedding or any part of it is of NO (repeat "no") consequence when it comes to the invitation. The bride's family issues the invitation, and the reception is the bride's mother's party. There is already good advice on preparing invitations among these answers so I won't repeat it, but money is NOT a matter of interest at a wedding. Unless you think this is the time for the families to prepare financial statements for the guests to inspect and approve, DO NOT base the decision on who to name on the invitation according to who writes the checks.

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  • Lydia
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Yes, you put on both sets of parents; it has nothing to do with who is paying for the wedding as other posters have said.

    You should include the married step-parents' names, you just include the first names in parentheses - and whatever surname his mom used.

    Marie Louise,

    daughter of Frank (Susan) Smith and Helen Smith,

    and

    Mark William,

    son of Henry (Lucy) Green and the late Rita (Joseph) Green-Tate,

    request the honour of your presence....

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  • Katey
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    We listed both our parents on our wedding invitations.

    John & Valerie Smith

    and

    Tom & Ann Doe

    Invite you to attend the marriage of their children

    Katey Smith

    to

    Daniel Doe

    etc etc

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  • 7 years ago

    Mr. Stephen Grayden Smith

    and

    Ms. Barbara Jones Smith **the Ms. & not being listed bside Dad tells they are div

    and

    Mr. James Griffen Allen ***alone lets everyone know his spouse is deceased

    No need to worry about the steps.

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  • 7 years ago

    The person paying for it does the inviting. You will read other things . But people like to write thank you notes afterward and if they do not know who is paying; they cannot. So if it is more than one person paying you may list them. If you as bride and groom are paying then no parents are on the invitation

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  • 7 years ago

    I just came from your other question, so I know you're living together with kids. Therefore, the answer is you don't mention your parents. Why would they be part of the invite when you're already established with your own family?

    Just google for examples, but most people would just say "Jane Brody and Ryan Smith invite you..." or even "You're cordially invited to the wedding of Jane Brody and Ryan Smith."

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  • kelsey
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Paula is nice. regardless of that, in my humble opinion, both both gadgets of people might want to on the invitation or none in any respect regardless of who's paying. it is 2012, no longer 1950. besides that, you probably did make contributions! Your destiny in-regulations are rude. undeniable and easy.

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  • 7 years ago

    Anyone who is paying for your wedding should be listed. bottom line its your wedding invite. list who you want!

    this is the way I did mine

    (my mother) requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of her daughter to

    Mr. (grooms name) blah blah blah.

    or you can say

    Mr and Mrs whoever invite you to attend the marriage of their daughter to mr. whoever son of mr and mrs whoever.

    if you really want to go formal consult a wedding expert and get some advice from them good luck and congratulations!

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