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How Do You Word Wedding Invitations With Stepparents?

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How Do You Word Wedding Invitations With Stepparents?

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Wording wedding invitations can be tricky. Adding divorced and remarried parents to the mix makes it an even more delicate task. Etiquette and respect for your parents dictate that you must find a way to acknowledge all the parents involved while making it known who is hosting (or paying for) for the wedding. If a parent has remarried but that parent is not paying for the wedding, the stepparent does not need to be included on the invitation. Construct the request line. This is the line of the invitation that states who is requesting the presence of the guest, or who is doing the inviting. Traditionally this is the parent who is paying for the bulk of the wedding. If, for example, the father of the bride is remarried, his wife should be acknowledged with him, because her finances are included in his: “Mr. and Mrs. John P. Smith request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of his daughter, Jane P. Smith.” Address the bride by her first and last name. Traditionally the bride is r

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