Question by  kv1238 (81)

What is proper wedding invitation etiquette when the bride has divorced parents?


Answer by  Abby57 (329)

Here's an example: "Mr. John Smith (and new spouse) and Ms. Janet Waters (and new spouse) request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter..." This way, both parents (and step parents) are acknowledged.


Answer by  mypony (127)

One method is to solely include the bride and groom's names (ie: Judy Moore and Michael Jones request your presence at their marriage ceremony). Another method would be to state all the family's names on the invitation (ie: Mr. John Moore, Mrs. Suzie Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Jones request your presence at the marriage of their children).


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

If the bride's parents are divorced it is still proper to include both parents on the invitation. If the bride's parents are remarried you can include their spouses names as well.


Answer by  decomom (923)

The correct way to phrase an invitation when parents are divorced is similar to when they are not. The only difference is instead of Mr.and Mrs. XXXXX you separate the names Mr. xxxx and ms. xxxx. If one or both parents have remarried you list each couple as Mr. and Mrs. xxxx and mr. and Mrs. yyyy.


Answer by  brandi10 (816)

The order and ettiquette of mentioning the bride's parents has more to do with who is paying for the wedding rather than knowing the parents are divorced. The best option is to copy ettiqutte from Emily Post in her blog.


Answer by  GCgurl1188 (83)

The names listed on the invitation depend on who is paying. If both parents are chipping in financially for the wedding, both names should be listed. Example: Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Jane Doe request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter. If only one is paying, technically only their name belongs.

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