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March 12, 2009

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Alison

Well, this doesn't help if she has to have her name on it, but we wanted to avoid wordiness so we said

"Along with their parents, Jane Doe and John Doe invite you to join them in celebratng their marriage."

Kelly

The problem with the wording is that it makes it sound like "Mrs. Jane Smith Doe" is paying for the wedding (according to wedding invite ettiquette).
I agree with the "Along with their parents" phrasing. If you don't mind the invite being wordy; you can say "Jane Doe and John Doe; along with their parents (names) invite you..."
There are also opportunities to recognize them by name in wedding announcements and your programs. :-)

jen

you can do something like.....

Janey Doe,
daughter of Mrs. Jane Smith Doe

and

John Jacob
son ofMrs. Elizabeth 'Maiden Name' 'Remarried Name', Mr. James 'Remarried Name', and Mr. Billy Jacob


putting the parents names in a smaller font

Amber

NO ONE STUDIES THESE INVITATIONS. Guests just want to know who is getting married when and where they should show up.

Wedding invitations can become a source of family politics and not about the bride and groom at all.

All the wording needs to communicate is who is involved, so clear up any confusion that you're marrying George Clooney, and set the expectation that guests are going to have a wonderful time.

The invitations should express the personality of the bride and groom, i.e. "Katy and Rico are getting hitched! Yeehaw!"

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