Preventing Parental Temper Tantrums
I recently heard a story of a groom’s parents getting pretty upset that they weren’t mentioned in the wedding invitation, making for some rotten attitudes when the big day finally arrived! Avoid drama and decide who is going to be included in your letterpress wedding invitation early on.
Here are some examples and inspiration for laying out parents’ names your own wedding invitation wording:
Bride’s Parents Only
Typically, whoever is hosting the wedding celebration is mentioned on the invitation. Times are changing, but bride’s parents were traditionally the ones hosting the affair, hence the mentioning of the bride’s parents’ names only.
Bride and Groom’s Parents
If both parties are responsible for the celebration–or if you can’t bear to hurt anyone’s feelings– include both the bride and groom’s parents within the wedding invitation wording. You can also say something a little more casual, such as “Together with our parents.”
Bride and Groom Only
In some cases, the big day is only about the bride and groom. There’s no need to mention parents’ names.
Including Divorced or Deceased Parents
Remember that our letterpress wedding invitation designs are completely customizable. If you have divorced or deceased parents that you cannot imagine not mentioning, no problem! Extra names can be gracefully added.
Written by Katie
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