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Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding

Hi, everyone!

We are doing DIY invitations and I am looking for wording ideas that include my fiance's daughter in the invitation. We will be having a blended family unity candle ceremony and vows and she is also going to be a junior bridesmaid. I would like to make it clear in the invitations that this is about the three of us together, not just my fiance and me. I've found a couple of suggestions on the internet, but thought I would try this board to see what other ideas people have.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Re: Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding

  • Unless the child is an adult, the name doesn't belong on the invitation.

    The best way to include children is in the program.

    Thenimage Nowimage
  • Thanks. We're already including her in the ceremony in several ways...I was just trying to find a way to make our invitations more unique. I  didn't mean to suggest that she is hosting the wedding.

  • Even still, I'd just keep her out of the invitations.  The invitation is unique because it tells everyone that you two are getting married.

    If you want to come up with a way to integrate her into the ceremony though, that could be quite lovely.  I've heard of people giving step children a gift as a token of love.
    Thenimage Nowimage
  • We are blending a family as well, but I have strong feelings about family vows within a wedding. We are not including them. Our children have other parents and a family "vow" is not appropriate in our situation.

    The wedding is between my fiance and I, and we are hosting. Our children are in the wedding. We each have one boy and my son is escorting me down the isle and standing up with the groom and his son, who is the best man.

    We used this:

    Together with their Families
    Bride Name
    and
    Groom Name
    Invite you to clebrate ................
  • We are actually including our three daughter's names on the invitation. Sometimes creating a unique invitation for a blended family means stepping outside the etiquette arena. I understand they cannot "host" the wedding, but it is more about the five of us coming together. Difficult to explain until you are in the situation. They are thrilled to be included not only in the ceremony, but on the invitation too.
    judytravmaryjdiaz
  • I have to agree and it was very well put, that until you have been in a particular situation you can't know what is or isn't appropriate. Divorces of families of both the bride and groom has left the kids with little control of what has happened in their lives. I wouldn't dream of not including them in all of the wedding, starting with the invitations. This is by far one of the most important things that is going to happen in their lives and I want them to feel that this is about all of us, not just my fiance and myself. We are accepting and marrying our family together.... Just my opinion of course for my situation....

    judytrav2kreepymaryjdiaz
  • I've been in the situation, and while it is a blending of families, I didn't feel any less included in my dad's remarriage by not being on the invite. And I don't think it's appropriate, personally.

    In situations like this, definitely do what is best for you and your family, but a public board isn't always the place to find answers in breaking tradition. 
    image
  • you can DEFINITELY include children in the invitations not just the ceremony... 

    personally for us we are including them in every step of the way and in every way...

    for the invitations you can simply state:

    bride & groom (or groom & groom or bride & bride), along with their children (insert names)...

    it is simple and makes a very clear statement about your love for your child(ren) and that you want them included 


       
    maryjdiaz
  • In Response to Re: Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding:
    In Response to Re: Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding : 1) This thread is well over a year old.  Please create a new topic if you'd like.  It's not correct netiquette to resurrect "dead" threads. 2) This is an open forum and anyone can post as long as it is in the terms of TK.  No one has broken those rules. 3) A wedding invitation should list the hosts and those getting married.  Children cannot host and they cannot get married so they cannot be on the invitation.  They can be incorporated in other ways but the invitation isn't one of them. As I stated above, this isn't a matter of opinion.  It's a statement of fact.  You don't have to like it but your opinion won't change what is correct protocol for wedding invitations.
    Posted by banana468
  • libryantlibryant
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    edited February 2013
    In Response to Re: Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding:
    In Response to Re: Wedding Invitation Wording for Blended Family Wedding : 1) This thread is well over a year old.  Please create a new topic if you'd like.  It's not correct netiquette to resurrect "dead" threads. 2) This is an open forum and anyone can post as long as it is in the terms of TK.  No one has broken those rules. 3) A wedding invitation should list the hosts and those getting married.  Children cannot host and they cannot get married so they cannot be on the invitation.  They can be incorporated in other ways but the invitation isn't one of them. As I stated above, this isn't a matter of opinion.  It's a statement of fact.  You don't have to like it but your opinion won't change what is correct protocol for wedding invitations.
    Posted by banana468
    Oh My gosh!!!1. Get the stick out of your @ss! It is not opinion it is a FACT that you have one in there or maybe its all those bananas!
    2. Get a life!
    3. Get off your high horse and get laid!!!!!!!!!
    4. Your a misserable female dog! FACT!
    5. Your a ugly rigid C!
    6. Nothing is Fact anymore you dumb B, this is AMERICA anything goes!!! F OFF!!!!
    NicoletteCarpreddheaad77
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