Post # 1
I am in the process of making up my invitations. I am having one problem though with the time. We live in one time zone but are getting married right down the road which is another time zone (an hour ahead). On the invitation I want the starting time to be 3:30 eastern time, which is 2:30 central time.
A majority of our guest will be from central but since the city we are getting married in is known for being another time zone I want to avoid any confusion with what time. Is it appropriate to word it something like “three-thirty eastern”
Any suggestions on how to word something like this??
I want to make sure everyone shows up at the right time!
Post # 3
Normally I’d say people will assume it’s the time at the venue, but I think in your case it might be better to be very specific. So I would include time zone information. If you want to go informal, you can say “3:30 PM EDT” or if you want to go formal, you can say “Three thirty in the afternoon, Eastern Daylight Time”
Post # 5
@Beckster329: This, plus I would put an expanded explination on your website, if you have one.
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Post # 7
I would put it on an insert where you also have the hotel information. I would do something along the lines of “As a friendly reminder, CITY is in the eastern time zone, so we will be starting the ceremony at 3:30 eastern/2:30 central”
Post # 8
I would just be upfront and put it on the invites just in case. I live close to the central/eastern border and I forget about it all the time!
Post # 9
@Beckster329: Thanks. I think I am going to include just that….at three-thirty in the afternoon, eastern daylight time.
It looks formal enough. I may also include on the address paper just a reminder statement that the wedding is 2:30 central and 3:30 eastern time…..just in case someone overlooked it initially.