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Invitations to Second Marriages

The second wedding invitation of a widow should be issued in the name of her parents or nearest living relatives.

Second marriage invitation wording

She uses her own first name with the surname of the deceased husband. Here is the correct form:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Manning
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mrs. May Ellis Bruce
Mr. Stanley Kenworth
on Monday, September the fifth
at six o'clock
St. Paul Chapel.

It may be that the woman who is to be married for the second time has no near relatives to serve as hosts for her. Her invitations may be like this:

The honor of your presence is requested
at the marriage of
Mrs. Helen Roy Chadwick
Mr. Bruce Kenneth
on Wednesday, August the tenth
at four o'clock
on Monday, the fifth of June
at twelve o'clock
at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith Hopkins
Eighteen Johns Street.