Wedding Invitation Wording when Lots of Moms are involved!

by Megan Degnan
(Roanoke, VA)

I am getting married in July and have a pretty unique situation. I have my dad, my step mom, my biological mom and her girlfriend. My fiance has his dad, his stepmom, his biological mom, and her girlfriend, leaving us with a total of 6 mothers involved.

Both of us are much closer to our dads and step mothers, than biolgoical moms and girlfriends.

On the wedding invitations, what ist he best way to word them and put the names in order, as to not exclude any of the parents involved?

Or, in this instance, would it be more appropriate to do "The parents of__________cordially invite you..." instead of "dad's name, stepmom's name, biological mom's name, cordially invite you..."?

Thanks for the help! We have spent much time debating this and invitiations need to go out soon!!!

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Apr 26, 2011
by: Anonymous

I'd honor the biologicals; whatever has occurred since, they gave you life.

Mar 22, 2011
No parents??
by: Anonymous

Listing eight parents would be a bit confusing for most guests. If you want your parents mentioned in the invitaiton, I would go with your idea of, "The parents of...." However, another option would be to say, "The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of..." or some such derivative, without mentioning the parents.

May 08, 2010
Have you checked with your mothers?
by: Eunice replies

Well, I guess I must say your situation is pretty unique.

First of all, have you spoken to all the moms and checked to see if some moms would not mind NOT being on the invite? That would make things easier.

Secondly, you could send out different invitations. I'm not sure how you are doing your invitations. If you are using your own computer, which many do nowadays, it might be easier.

Specific ones to specific moms, and general ones for those who know everybody. You get the drift?

All the best!

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