Special Situations


Mother and Father living
... wedding at home of a friend


Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Henry Bryant
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Anna Marie
to
Mr. Thomas O. Meridith
Saturday, July twenty-eighth
two thousand and eight
at five o’clock
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fain
Ottawa, Ontario


Second Marriages
... young divorcee or widow,
same as first marriage except
the married name is used


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taft McCall
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mary McCall Richardson
etc.


Mother divorced (not remarried)
... uses a combination of her maided
and married name


Mrs. Ann Farnsworth Benington
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Wilma Lea
to
John Paul
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kensington
on Saturday, July the twenty-eighth
two thousand and eight
at ten o’clock
Glengarry United Church
Willowdale, Ontario


Double Weddings
... brides are sisters older sister mentioned first


Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Charles Matthews
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughters
Eileen Theresa
to
Mr. James Leo Hettinger
and
Elizabeth Anne
to
Mr. Raymond R. Shaw
etc.


Mother and Father deceased
... bride and groom issue own invitations


The honour of your presence is requested
at the marriage of
Miss Yvette Marie Kirkpatrick
to
Mr. Harold George Kennedy
etc.


Double Weddings
... brides are not sisters


Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Fielding
and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joseph Kraemer
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughters
Betty Jane Fielding
to
Mr. Thomas Francis Farrell
and
Ann Margaret Kraemer
to
Mr. William Robert Davis
on Saturday, July the twenty-eighth
two thousand and eight
at five o’clock
Evangelical Baptist Church
Mississauga, Ontario


Mother or Father deceased
... living parent has remarried


Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wright Montgomery
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Marguerite Ann Smith
etc.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wright Montgomery
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of Mrs. Montgomery’s daughter
Marguerite Ann Smith
etc.

Mrs. Martin Wright Montgomery
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Marguerite Ann Smith
etc.


Reception invitation
... issued when the ceremony is private


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bryant
request the pleasure of your company
at the wedding reception of their daughter
Mary Louise
etc.


Recalling invitations
... wording should fit the circumstances


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Charles McGraw
regret that due to illness in the family
the invitation to
their daughter’s wedding
Saturday, the twenty-eighth of July
must be cancelled.


Mother and Father deceased
... bride has older brother or sister


Mr. Roger Heywood Parkington
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his sister
Denise Marie
etc.


Mother or Father deceased
... living parent not remarried


Mrs. Horace John Langdon
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Lorraine Patrice
etc.


Mother and Father deceased
... bride has a married brother or sister


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McKinley Barnard
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their sister
Beverly Louise
etc.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McKinley Barnard
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of her sister
Grace Helena Lawford
etc.


Wedding given by Groom’s parents

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Phillip Wainwright
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of
Miss Betty Lou Morgan
to their son
Mr. Wayne Wainwright
etc.

“Miss” is used when the givers
of the wedding are not relatives.


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