Invitation Wording When Hosts are Divorced

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Modern wedding Invitations are constantly being redefined... according to the bride and groom's personal style, design preference and formality.

The wording of your invitation will reflect: who is getting married, who is hosting, as well as the date, time  and place.

Below are examples of Invitation wording to reflect who is hosting your wedding when the host(s) are divorced.  Based on the formality of your wedding, choose the wording that best compliments your unique family dynamic.

Divorced Parents of Bride are hosting:
Mrs. Patricia Johnson
Mr. Robert  Johnson

Divorced Parent and Stepparent of Bride are hosting:
Mr. and Mrs. James Korman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage
of Mrs. Korman's daughter

Both sets of divorced Parents AND Bride and Groom are hosting:
Together with their families
Anna Johnson
Paul Benson

Both sets of Parents are hosting...
Bride's Father not present (deceased), Groom's Parents divorced, both remarried:

Mrs. Anna Johnson
Mr. Robert Becker and Mrs. Janelle Becker Smith

Bride's Parents are Divorced and one (or both) have remarried:
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benson
Mr. (and Mrs.) John Hipsman

When the Bride's Mother is divorced and hosting:
Mrs. Anna Johnson
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter

One Living Parent
Mr. (Mrs.) Paul Benson
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his (her) daughter



OK, how about this one. Bride's parents and one set of groom's parents hosting, but he has two sets? Do we just leave off the second set? I feel funny doing that.

Hi Lissy, Great question! It can get complicated can't it...? Generally speaking, if the groom's "2nd set" of parents are also hosting... then include them on the invitation. If they aren't hosting... you can still honor them in other ways i.e. special prominence in your programs, seating arrangement, toasting them, etc. I hope this helps!

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