Would love some help with this. I'm creating a wedding invitation card and am confused on how it should be written. The invitation is for my dinner reception. I'm the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Grandparents and son of Mr. & Mrs. Parents.

"On behalf of the late Mr. & Mrs. Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Parents request the honour of your presence to the dinner reception of their beloved grandson"

should the text in bold be "grandson" or "son"?


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    What do you want to express? That you are your deceased grandparent's grandson or that you are your parent's son? You need to make your intention clearer in the question. – Jason Bassford Apr 22 at 5:24
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    Without meaning to be flippant, I don't see how the parents can invite guests on behalf of deceased grandparents. If you particularly wish to honour them, could you say "...their beloved son, grandson of the late Mr & Mrs Grandparents"? – Kate Bunting Apr 22 at 8:12
  • To write such an invitation would not be something that would occur in American English language culture. That is, make a reference to late grandparents. – Karlomanio Apr 22 at 19:03
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According to me the below mentioned sentence is the proper way to write the invitation.

"Mr. & Mrs. Parents request the honor of your presence to the dinner reception of their beloved son, 'YourName', grandson of late Mr. & Mrs. Grandparents".

Hope it helps.

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    Don't forget to give a time and date. Also, an RSVP date in good time before the wedding so you know how many people are coming. And you could say "wedding reception" instead of "dinner reception". – Peter4075 Apr 22 at 17:04
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    Whatever you do about the son/grandson issue, it's presence at, not presence to. – Minty Apr 22 at 17:25

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