My parents are together but fiancé’s parents are divorced and remarried. I really like the formal wording of “Mr. and Mrs. xxxx requests the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Michelle xxxx and Grom Xxx son of ...” Do I put stepson if I include stepparents? What if his dad isn’t contributing at all? They haven’t really been involved, I’m not speaking just financially.
Divorced parents, both parents remarried: Since both parents are remarried, it is appropriate to include the bride’s last name to prevent confusion.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company at the wedding of their daughter
Avery June Smith
Michael Alan Timmons
No matter the scenario, just remember there is no “and” between the names. The “and” is super important to omit, y’all! “And” signifies marriage and is only used to unite married couples. For example, “and” is used between a husband and wife’s name if they have different last name, like when a married woman chooses to keep her maiden name.
If you did want to like FHs parents names I would just put his mom and dad. Future husband Son of Jane Do and John Smith I think this would be fine because technically these are his parents just aren’t married.
My FH’s parents are divorced and his father is deceased, we wanted this kind, but we opted not to just put his mother on because it seemed insulting. I know this is a different situation, but we continued our search and decided that (especially since we’re doing the heavy lifting financially) we like the idea of it just being us asking for the honor of people’s attendance.