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How to write my wedding invitation?

How to write my wedding invitation? Topic: How to write a wedding invitation
June 16, 2019 / By Sharyl
Question: All of the sample invitations say "Mr. and Mrs. Smith request the honor of your attendance at the wedding of their daughter Suzy to James at......" My dad is deceased, never knew him. and my mom is not financially contributing to the wedding in any way, neither are his parents.. So would it be appropriate to put "Suzy and James would like to request the honor of your attendance of their wedding on...." or something along those lines? No, my name isn't Suzy lol It's just an example. My mom says she's "hurt" that I don't want to include her name or his parents names on the invitation. If they were paying for the wedding, or at least helping somehow then sure, we would add it. But we're paying for eeeeverrrryyyythiiiinnngg. My mom makes 6 figures a year.. she can afford to help, but she doesn't want to.. If I ever wanted anything I had to pay for it myself- the extras in life, a car, trips, etc.. so I did. She's just that way.
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Pam Pam | 5 days ago
You include both sets of parents' names - this has NOTHING to do with who is paying for the wedding. You do it out of respect, to show which families you are from. Many couples pay for their own weddings, but still honour their parents properly. Susan Linda, daughter of Katherine and the late Peter Smith, and Mark William, son of Gordon and Helen Brown, request the honour of your presence.....
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Marci Marci
Write out your typical wedding invitation then include the site in there under location for those you know won't be able to make it. Or you could always do an "announcement" type wedding invitiation and include on a seperate mini card (or business type card) the site and time so it's not on the wedding invitation itself. Do something like "Can't make it? No Problems you can watch us get married here!" or something a lot more formal!
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Kirsteen Kirsteen
My husband and I had been out on our own for a number of years. I had a 4-year-old son. We had been living together for some time. We just didn't feel like our parents were hosting our wedding. We were hosting it and inviting people. There was some financial contribution from both sides of our families - it was a nice, but unexpected suprise. Our invite was worded as such: Susan Jones and John Smith request the honor of your presence at their marriage on Friday, the fourth of June two thousand ten at five o'clock in the evening at {this location} {location address} Another option that was brought up by my inlaws and we opted out of was starting the same invitation above with this line "Together with their parents" Susan Jones and John Smith Blah Blah
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Janice Janice
You only put your parents names if they are paying for / hosting your wedding. If she has had a lot to do with the planning then I would add her. However, is she is not contributing financially or voluntarily then she does not need to be on there. My fiance and I put our names only. We are paying for our own wedding. Even though his dad gave him some money but that was after we already ordered and purchased our invitations. Tell your mom to stop acting like a baby. I love my mom but if she was angry about that I would laugh at her. She will not be paying a dime (I understand why and am not mad) and she has not helped me with the planning at all. I've done it all by myself with some help from my fiance. I do not feel bad excluding my parents from my invitations. If they helped me with the planning then I would think twice but they haven't even done that. I hate when people feel entitled to something that they are not entitled to. Maybe she doesn't understand the concept behind it. Explaining it to her nicely.
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Janice Originally Answered: Do you write the name of the person you're inviting to the wedding in the invitation?
What a nice personal touch-handwriting the invites! No, I wouldn't put the names inside. Invitations, no matter how formal or informal the wedding is going to be, tend to stand tall on formality. Address the envelopes and make sure you include a stamped return envelope and reply card inside. Congratulations.

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