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#1 User is offline   Thomas

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This is my second marriage and I have a small child that I'm trying to include, my fiance' has never been married and has no children.

Both of our parents are helping us out so I would like the invitation to reflect that. I would also like to have my son's name listed as part of the invite. Any ideas on how to write that so it doesn't sound strange.

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Dear Thomas,

Children don't invite, as they don't host. So, it shouldn't appear that they are. But, if this is a very informal wedding, you may be able to write something like: Along with our parents Jane and John Smith, Alexandria and Samuel Jones and our son Alan James please join us for our wedding... . This doesn't imply that anyone is hosting besides you, but that your family will be with you.

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Rebecca Black, Etiquette Consultant, Etiquette Now

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