It is customary for the names of the parents paying the largest proportion to be at the top of the invitation, with the names of the other set following. It is very common to name the groom’s parents at some stage on the invite. In this situation, it is appropriate to name both the bride and groom only.
Do you put the groom’s parents name on a wedding invitation?
In formal invitation etiquette, Mr. is/was used as the title for the groom. (i.e. Mr. William James Michaels) and the groom’s parents are not listed on the invitation. The exception is when a casual invitation is desired where both the bride and groom use first and last names, omitting their middle names.
How do you address parents on a wedding invitation?
When writing wedding invitation wording from the bride’s parents, pay attention to first and last names. Since the bride’s parents’ first names and last name are mentioned, only the bride’s first and middle name should appear on the invitation. However, the groom’s first, middle and last names should be included.
Why do parents names go on wedding invitations?
Whether to list or omit a parent’s name is ultimately a personal choice, but the following reasons come up often 1) Parents who cannot afford to contribute to the wedding often want to be named or honored 2) those who cannot afford to contribute to the wedding are often embarrassed when omitted from the invitation, 3)
What should not be included in a wedding invitation?
We’ll take a look at a few here.
- Registry information. Topping the list of what not to include in wedding invitations is registry information.
- No kids.
- Too much information.
- Too many different fonts and font sizes.
- The bride’s married name.
- An incomplete address/location.
Do you send parents wedding invitations?
Do we have to send wedding invitations to our parents and attendants? They’re working closely with us on the planning, and they obviously know when the wedding is, so isn’t it redundant? A: The short answers: No, it’s not redundant, and yes, you should send them.
How do you put both parents names on a wedding invitation?
When writing wedding invitation wording from both sets of parents, make sure first and last names appear for all parents. Since both last names are already mentioned, the bride and groom will only include first and middle names on the invitation.
Do you include guest names on wedding invitations?
If they can bring anyone, the envelope should include their name and a generic guest: “John Smith and Guest.” If there’s not a plus-one, it’s simple: just include the guest’s name. This is also the way to indicate whether or not children are invited.
Does the bride or groom’s name go first on Save the dates?
Typical protocol says that prior to the wedding day (on Save the Dates, Invitations, etc.) the bride’s name should precede the groom’s. And after the wedding day (on Thank You cards, Address Labels, etc.) that the groom’s name precedes his new wife.
Do you include ZIP codes on wedding invitations?
For Weddings. Don’t put the zip code in the address on the invitation. It isn’t necessary and clutters the invite. Send invitations 6-8 weeks before the wedding day.
Who name goes first on a wedding invitation?
Bride and Groom Lines The name of the bride always precedes the groom’s name. Formal invitations issued by the bride’s parents refer to her by her first and middle names, the groom by his full name and title; if the couple is hosting by themselves, their titles are optional.
Do you send RSVP cards with wedding invitations?
RSVP cards are included in the same envelope as your wedding invitations, typically placed on top.