Google has led me to conflicting information (surprise)
I think I'm getting stuck on the definition of "host" as it relates to who is hosting the wedding and should be put on the invitations. My parents have been very generous in their time and money to help plan and pay for our wedding and we're grateful. However, my mother is recently deceased. She obviously won't be there to be a host, but she has been involved in so much of the event planning already, it seems strange to leave her name off of the invitation. We don't want to use a "together with..." we want to name people. Also, FI's parents are divorced and have different last names.
Is it appropriate to use:
Mr. Bride'sFatherFirst MI Last
and the late Bride'sMotherFirst MI Last
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. FIFirst FIMiddle FILast
son of FI'sMomFirst MI Last and
FI'sDad First MI Last.
Saturday, the ninth of October
Two thousand ten
at half after eleven o'clock in the morning
Church Street Address
Church City, State
Any changes that need to be made to that? Line breaks, wording, punctuation? Am I completely off-base to want my mother's name on it? Am I going to creep people out?