All-Inclusive: If You’re Not Sure Who to Include on Your Wedding Invitations, All Is Better Than None
When inviting wedding guests or adding them to invitations, always err on the side of inclusion
By Judy Lewis
An inclusive family is a happy family!
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The Wedding Guru answers: First off, congratulations! It sounds as if fate really smiled on you. Though there’s no set rule that covers your particular event, I always opt on the side of inclusion rather than exclusion. Your engaged children are grown-ups and there’s not much chance that their wedding won’t take place — what better way to welcome your future son-in-law into your family than to include him in the program? If you’re really really uncomfortable with that, you can write it in this way:
Your stepdaughter’s name and her fiancé's name (i.e. “Mary and fiancé Evan,” or “Mary Smith [if you’re listing last names for your other children] and fiancé Evan Jones.”) You can’t ever make a mistake by being too inclusive. Much good luck on all the weddings in your future!
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