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Mar 15, 201711:27 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

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Wediquette Wednesday: Are we supposed to include my fiancé’s parent’s on the wedding invitation if they aren’t contributing?

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Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)

 

Question: My parents are financing our wedding and reception. Are we supposed to include my fiancé’s parent’s on wedding the invitation if they aren’t contributing?

Answer: Traditionally, if the bride’s parents are funding the wedding and reception the groom’s parents are not included on the invitation. That said, many couple’s will include the groom’s parents as cohosts, to illustrate the merging of two families. In this case the invitation might read:

Together with their families

Jenny Smith and Jared Williams…

Otherwise, feel free to omit the groom’s parents without worrying about a breach of etiquette.

 

Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.

 

 

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Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

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“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.

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