Trying to decide on invitations and how to word them.
Our issue is that my (bride) dad and step-mom (not married and my mom is deceased) are helping my fiancee and I pay for the wedding. My fiancee's parents are not.
Do we still use "together with their families" or go the more direct route with "Mr. (my dad) and Ms. (step-mom) request your presence at the ..."? My only concern with the latter is that, those who do not know, will assume my step-mom to be my mother and I do not want that to happen. We would like to acknowledge them on the invitation, but thinking it may be better to do so at the reception with a speech?