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Invitation Wording

How do you word a formal invitation when the grooms parents are hosting? All the examples I have seen are as the brides parents are hosting.

Re: Invitation Wording

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    Paying does not equal hosting in wedding etiquette land. I'd list both sets of parents before your names, unless your parents are totally out of the picture.
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    What AC said.However, why can't you just reverse it if you really only want to list his parents names?Mr. & Mrs. John Lastname request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their sonJohnny Lastname toV Lewisdaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joe LewisAt blah blah blahOr leave the "daughter of..." part out if you don't want your parents involved at all.
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    To be fair, OP never mentioned the "paying" aspect, and traditional etiquette would dictate that the HOSTS be the ones mentioned in the invitation. And it is entirely possible for the groom's parents to host rather than the bride's. I'd do it "backwards" as Vogt suggested. (Though you wouldn't need to mention your FI's last name as it would already be listed with the names of his parents.)
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    FI's parents are paying for the majority, while FI and I are paying for the rest.  His parents didn't want to not include my parents, so our invitation has my parents' names as well as theirs, and then it has ours listed.
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    Oh, Ring is right, don't list his last name if you list his parents as the host. My bad! Also, neither of our parents "hosted" or paid for anything - we did that ourselves. Our invitations still read: Mr. Brian Mylastname and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vogt blah blah at the marriage of their children Myfirstname middlename lastname and Hisfirstname middlename lastname It was a nice way for us to honor them, because they've been a huge part of our lives and very supportive throughout the wedding planning process.
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