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Every family is unique. And sometimes those unique situations get awkward. Like when your parents are divorced. How do you include them on your wedding invitation without offending or upsetting anybody?

First you need to talk to them (separately or together, depending on their relationship with each other). Find out if they have ideas on how their names should appear on the wedding invitation. Ask if they have opinions about including the names of their new spouses, if they have remarried.

And then follow these suggestions when you come up with the final wording.

Invitation issued by both parents:

Mother's Name
and
Father's Name
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter

Bride's Name

to

Groom's Name

Invitation issued by mother (not remarried)

Mother's Name
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter

Bride's Name

to

Groom's Name

Invitation issued by father (not remarried)

Father's Name
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter

Bride's Name

to

Groom's Name

Invitation issued by mother and stepfather

Mother and Stepfather's Names
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her (or their) (or mother's name) daughter

Bride's Name

to

Groom's Name

Invitation issued by father and stepmother

Father and Stepmother's names
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his (or their) (or father's name) daughter

Bride's Name

to

Groom's Name

Of course, it’s your wedding. Attempt to make the peace as best you can when it comes to your wedding invitation wording, and then go with your heart.