FI and I were looking at invitation wording, and he likes the traditional wording with both sets of parents "requesting the honour of your presence...". The only thing is, his parents are not contributing financially. They're both retired, so I completely understand that they just can't afford it. But my parents are helping out by paying half. Invite etiquette sites suggest that my parents should be the ones highlighted at the top of the invitation.
How do I go about explaining that I'd rather his parents' names appear further down the invite, without making it sound rude? ie:
Bride's parents request your presence at the marriage of their daughter,
son of groom's parents
I don't want to exclude them, but at the same time, my parents are making a significant contribution that I'd like to recognize.
Am I stressing myself out over nothing?
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