How to format the year on our wedding invitations?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like the date with AND.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No, don’t put “and”…just TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. The “and” has no business there.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I hear that officially you should never write the “and” in the year.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@boogiewoogies:  Can you offer a reference? Now I’m interested. It looks like “Grammer Girl” doesn’t like “and.” But, from what I can tell, it looks like it differs depending on the use of American vs. British English?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@aliavenue:  I tried to look up an example for you, but couldn’t find one. I guess I can only tell you from my own personal experience: I graduated HS in 2007 and on the spine of the yearbook it was written out “two thousand and seven”…my AP English Lit teacher gave us a long lecture about not including the “and” and was really disappointed in the yearbook staff because a couple of the kids were actually in the same AP class as me. I’m not perfect with the English language but that stuck with me. That’s all I got, sorry.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m not a fan of the “and” myself, but I don’t think there’s an actual rule about it. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I used a template from a wedding website where you just replace the names/dates with your own names/dates, it had TWO THOUSAND AND FOURTEEN, so that’s what I used.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Our invitation company told us to use: two thousand and fourteen. I don’t know if it matters, but it’s a formal wedding.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

For invitations, you can use ‘and’ to make the date flow better, but it isn’t actually mathematically correct and indicates a decimal. I don’t think anyone will notice though so you can just pick whichever one you like best.

Here’s a past thread about it that might be helpful: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/two-thousand-thirteen-or-two-thousand-and-thirteen#axzz2qNnDYHRj

and here’s another article that explains it: http://weddinglovely.com/blog/invitation-etiquette/

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Technically the “and” should not be included as far as I know.

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