Thursday, July 1, 2010

We Have A Winner and an Etiquette Question!

A B-I-G THANK YOU to everyone who entered the giveaway!
I really do wish I could give you all a book!
The winner as so very scientifically pulled out of a hat by my son is...
Claire also asked an etiquette question:
How do you address wedding invitations if your parents are divorced
but both sets of parents are very supportive and involved?

There may be a few more takes on this subject out there - you know, things that have worked for others, and I would love to hear them, but here are a couple of ways from me!
Ultimately, all of this depends on the relationship of each parent to the couple and to each other...and you may also have to take into account financial arrangements regarding the wedding.
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Bride's Divorced Parents Host
Mrs. Jane Smith*
and
Mr. Johnathon Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter,
{insert name}
*{or if mother has retained her (former) married name, Ms. Jane Jones} 
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Bride's Divorced Parents (with spouses) Host
Mr. and Mrs. Jane Smith*
and
Mr. and Mrs. Johnathon Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of 
{insert name}
to
{insert name}
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rogers

In this example, the "their daughter" has been removed. You may keep it there, but it can get confusing.
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Bride's Divorced Parents, one parent hosting with spouse
Mr. and Mrs. Jane Smith*
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her {or his} daughter
{insert name}
to
{insert name}
son of
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rogers
 ************
No Parents Mentioned
{I have also seen couples forgo it altogether and just say the following}
With our parents,
Jane Smith
and
Allen Jones
cordially invite you...
 ************
Anyone had any experiences of situations like this...
How did you work it out?
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I know I have not been posting a lot,
I have been busy writing another wedding book and dealing with life in general. In the next week or so, I have a bridal shower to share with you and want to chat about reality TV shows weddings?
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Happy Planning!
Holly

4 comments:

jociegal said...

Congrats Claire and great advice!!

fredamans said...

Congrats Claire!

Amy said...

Congratulations, Claire! And thanks for everything you do, Holly!

KDC Events said...

Congrats Claire! Great question too. =)

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