Q: My parents are paying for my wedding, so I thought it was proper to use only their names on the invitation. My fiance, Henry, agreed. Now his parents are wondering why their names have been left out. What should I do?
A: Don’t worry. What you did is absolutely correct, given that your parents are the hosts. Henry’s folks may have seen invitations issued jointly by two sets of parents, perhaps because both sides are paying or because there are stepparents involved. Whatever their reason for being upset, all you need to do in response is be especially thoughtful of them in the months to come.