proof my invite (suite) please!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@sugarcube:  Looks great, and as an added bonus you taught me how to spell “accommodation.”  Two m’s eh, autocorrect promotes stupidity.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sugarcube:  I realise there are differences beteen American and Australian English, but…

I think “Accommodations” should be singular (“Accommodation”)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

In entree, the accent goes on the first e, like so: entrée

In RSVP, you’re missing the period after the P. You also don’t have to use the periods at all if you don’t want to–it’s a personal preference.

Finally, TECHNICALLY in grammar, you don’t put the “th” after the number when it comes directly after the month. So for it to be technically correct, you’d want it to say “March 10” in the RSVP and the the hotel block section. However, I know some people think it looks funny that way–and honestly, no one is probably going to know the grammatical rule, so you should do whatever you think is best.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sugarcube:  Another one: Hyphenated time doesn’t look right to me, (i.e. I think it should be “five thirty” not “five-thirty”. I found a link which supported me, but it went on to say…

According to the New York Public Library’s Writer’s Guide, you would not use a hyphen in that expression of time. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least, however, if you told me you’d found another writing manual that says to put a hyphen in there.”  http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarlogs2/grammarlogs369.htm

EDIT: Emily Post says to write “half after” but I think that’s ridiculously stuffy. The comment does suggest that the hyphen is ok though: “Use the phrase “half after” when indicating time, rather than “half past” or “four-thirty.”http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations

@howsweetitis:  Is correct about the accent on “entree”. Well spotted!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@sugarcube:  This may seem a little nitpicky, but on your RSVP card, you have the number of ‘Seat(s)’ that have been reserved in your honor (verb agrees with the plural), but then ‘Happily Accepts’ which is singular and ‘Sadly Declines’, also singular. I would think that the whole card should be either singular or plural, but not a mix, and I would base that decision on how many people you are inviting without a plus one.

Also, and this is not strictly necessary, just personal preference – since you are writing out the date ‘the Twenty-sixth of April’ on your invite, you might consider doing the same on the RSVP rather than March 10 or March 10th, you could write ‘the Tenth of March’ but that’s really at your discretion.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sugarcube:  Looks great! The only thing I would change is the wording under “Celebration” from “Please join us at six-thirty following the ceremony…” to “Please join us following the ceremony at six-thirty…”

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Looks great to me!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Are entree pictures a new thing? I’ve never seen it done before, and am curious if the photo quality will allow the guests a good view…

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@sugarcube: yes ma’am! and that’s a great idea about the entree pictures, how cute!!

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