Correct wording for wedding invitations

Correct wording for wedding invitations

by Norma
(Ohio)

Both bride and groom's parents are paying equally and hosting the wedding. The groom's father is deceased. How can I include his name on the invitation?



May 17, 2011
Correct Wedding Invitation Etiquette For Deceased People
by: Kevin (Modern Manners and Etiquette)

It is very appropriate (and comforting) to remember a deceased parent on the wedding invitation. There is a way to do it though.

A traditional wedding announcement starts with the parents of the bride, stating that they are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter to the groom, who is the son of the groom's parent's names. So, if one of the parents is deceased, the living parent is named first followed by "and the late" name of the deceased person. Since that might be a little confusing, let me give an example:

"The son of Mrs. Jane Groom and the late Mr. John Groom."

That way, it honors the person that has passed and it adds a very classy, respectful touch to the wedding invitations.

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