(Closed) Honor or Honour?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Honor or Honour
    Mr. & Mrs. Moderndaisy request the HONOR of your presence : (42 votes)
    61 %
    Mr. & Mrs. Moderdaisy request the HONOUR of your presence : (27 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think you only use Honour if you’re British? But I’m just guessing. 

    Post # 4
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I used “honour”, but I’m in Canada and we use the british spelling.  But I know when I was researching invite wording, it stated that British spelling was preferred “unless you prefer the American spelling”.

    But I think a lot of the points of etiquette are… insane?  I broke most of them and not one person has said anything that i’ve heard of.

    Post # 5
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    i used “honor” cause I’m not fancy enough for the extra u! 🙂

    Post # 6
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I only said “honour” because I’m Canadian 🙂

    Post # 7
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the extra ‘u’ is used in England, Canada etc.  Like for colour.

    Post # 8
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    yeah totally up to you..British commonwealth countries spell it with a ‘U’.

    Post # 9
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    We are doing it without the U becuase we don’t want to try to be british.

    Post # 10
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m doing “honour” because it’s a Victorian theme, so I’m pretending to be British 🙂

    Post # 12
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I concur – honor is the American way of spelling it; honour is used in British English (and most international english).

    Post # 13
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I know quite a few people here in America who spell that way with a British affectation… and, while my opinion is biased because of them, it comes across as unnecessary and pretentious. Again, I say this of the people I know, not necessarily your invitations. It is just a potential reaction worth considering.

    Post # 14
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Honor – for some reason “honour” annoys me!

    Post # 15
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Even though honour is the British/Canadian spelling, it is said in etiquette books to use that spelling (which the invite companies will automatically print no matter what the formality) regardless of your nationality if your wedding is formal. If your wedding is semi-formal (which the majority are) or casual, use the American spelling. However your marriage will not be doomed for failure if you choose not to use the British spelling for a formal event.

    Post # 16
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i agree with selene221 and have read the same thing.

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