(Closed) Five o’clock in the afternoon or evening?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Five o'clock in the...
    afternoon : (19 votes)
    26 %
    evening : (55 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I only consider afternoon up til 4:00 ish. 5:00pm is dinnertime to me.

    I”d say “evening”

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree with evening as well. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

    I voted for evening as well. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Technically it is still afternoon until 6 PM, at least that is what I was taught.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I had the same dilemma.  Wedding Paper Divas kept changing my proof to "afternoon" bc they said evening isnt until 6, but it just felt wrong to me.  5’o clock is evening.  My concern was the dress.  I didnt want people dressing for a sunny afternoon wedding when its really an evening wedding and reception.  And trust me when I tell you, NOBODY NOTICES.   I wouldnt get an invite and question the time of day being listed wrong unless it said somehting like "1:00 in the evening" 😉

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Evening. It may be technically afternoon until 6 PM, but I think that evening sounds better!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’d use evening.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Even though technically 5pm is in the afternoon, I’d use “evening” to set the tone for the whole event, since essentially, you are having an evening wedding event.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    I thought evening starts at 6pm. Now that I think about it I don’t remember what we ended up using on our invites.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think it’s up to you because it’s on the border. I would consider the time of year and the tone of your event. For instance, in the summer when it stays light past 9 p.m., go for afternoon. In the winter, choose evening. I’d probably go for evening in March unless you have a preference.

    In the end, it won’t matter to your guests what is written on the invitation.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I vote evening as well. It’s an evening event, not a purely afternoon event.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for evening as well

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Personally I would say afternoon.  An afternoon event can continue into the evening, but 5pm is still considered afternoon.

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