Q: Am I supposed to include my future in-laws on our invites?

A: Traditionally, the hosts or providers of the wedding—usually the bride's parents—are the only names to appear on the invitations (aside from those of the bride and groom, of course). However, nowadays many couples include both sets of parents, regardless of financial contributions, as a display of respect and affection. (And if your groom's family is helping with your bottom line, including them is only fair.) An example: "Mr. and Mrs. George Victor Diaz request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Susan Victoria to Eric James son of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Lee..."

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