(Closed) honor or honour?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Honor or Honour, in the USA?
    honor : (30 votes)
    77 %
    honour : (9 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think just spell it however it’s usually spelled in the USA (I think it’s “honor”). If you spell it “honour” there are probably some people that would try and correct your spelling – I’ve had it happen on here a few times!

    Post # 4
    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes, honor in the USA.

    Post # 5
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Honor unless the person is from elsewhere. Just because you live in the US doesn’t mean you have to change your spelling if you didn’t grow up here. Case in point: my SO spells “liter” “litre” still because she was born in London

    Post # 6
    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    You can pick either one.  Neither is strictly right or wrong.  However, if you do pick “honour” then you should also use “favour” for “the favour of your reply is requested by…”  If you use “honor,” then use “favor.”  Just be consistent.

    Post # 7
    9620 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    In the USA it is honor, favor, etc. Here in Australia and a few other places it is honour, favour etc. Neither is wrong 🙂

    Post # 8
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d use honour, but that’s because I’m Canadian. 🙂 Both are acceptable 🙂

    Post # 9
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The US spelling is favor. The spelling was specifically changed to be different to the UK version.

    Post # 10
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honor = USA

    Honour = Canada/England

    Post # 11
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Use honour for more traditional and formal invites-even in the US. Source=Emily Post Weddings and Cartier wedding invite formatting brochure. 

    Post # 12
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @BrooklynWife:  this exactly. Honor/honour is also supposed to be used when you are having your wedding in a place of worship.

    Either is correct, even in the U.S., but “honour” definitely connotates more formality.

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