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Wedding invite question

Anonymous
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My oldest DD is getting married in 4 months. We just had the invitations printed up and the parents of the groom are throwing a fit over it. Because me and DH are paying for the whole wedding, we have put it like this (names changed of course):

Mr. and Mrs. John Jones

request the honor of your presence

at the marriage ceremony of their daughter

Elizabeth Anne

To

Mathew James Smith

on date and time

at place

address

The parents of the groom feel that their names should be put on the invitation as well. But all the wedding books I have read say that only the parents who are paying for the wedding are inviting and therefore have their names on the invitation. For example, if the bride and groom are paying, usually no parents names are on the invitation, if both sets of parents are paying, usually both sets of parents names are on the invitation. Basically, we are on the invitation because we are the ones who are hosting, therefore inviting people.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM

BUMP!

RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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audreesmama
by on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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Nope, I wouldn't put their names. They sound entitled and jealous.
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atyou
by on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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Forget tradition.


If it keeps the peace, why not just do it?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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Your way is correct.
BekahBrownEyes
by NoLies on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM
They sound petty. I feel sorry for your daughter having in laws that childish.
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BeAuTiFuL.BLiSs
by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I dunno.

Sounds like you're trying to stick with tradition. But, I don't see the big deal in putting his parent's name on the invitation as well. 

audreesmama
by on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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I wonder what else they'll feel entitled to, if they are entitled to be on invitations to a wedding they're not financially contributing to? Every holiday? All parties? What else?

Stop it now op before it gets worse.


Quoting atyou:

Forget tradition.





If it keeps the peace, why not just do it?

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LexeesMama
by Bronze Member on Apr. 13, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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No, i wouldn't put their names either!! 

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