Post # 1
To me, 5:30 is evening (heck, we are in bed by 8:30), but WPD keeps changing my proof to be “afternoon” instead of “evening” since “evening doesn’t begin until 6”
Clearly, they know more about this than I do, but it’s kind of driving me crazy. What did the other 5pm-ish brides write?
Post # 3
I always thought 6 was evening too. *shrugs*
Post # 4
I think that after 6 is evening officially. I think because some people work until 6?
Post # 5
I have always counted evening as starting at 5:00 based on events I have been a part of.
Post # 6
I always think of that time as sort of a gray area it’s pre-evening. But I’m with you that I would rather it say evening than afternoon. If thats what you want make them change it.
Post # 7
I didn’t think evening started until 6:00. 5:30 is still afternoon to me.
Post # 8
I like the sound of 5:30 in the evening better but I guess that’s because I’ve always considered around 5 to be in the middle of afternoon and evening for some reason. We actually just put 5:30 but we were going to put in the evening if we had put something after that.
Post # 9
Ours is starting at 5:30 and we’re saying in the evening. I think it just sounds better that way even if it’s technically afternoon.
ETA: That’s not to say that someone having a wedding at 2 should write evening because it sounds better… 5:30 is one of those in-between times and our reception will deff be in the evening, so for this one I think it’s okay to write evening!
Post # 10
i agree, 5:30 in the evening sounds better. i wouldn’t care that evening technically starts at 6.
Post # 11
I don’t know where the work ends for all at 6 comes from. MY FH ends soon after the market closes EST at 4, so many after work events (non-dinner) start at 5 or 5:30. Generally, cocktail parties start in the 5s for us, and then we may have dinner plans afterwards.
Post # 12
I always thought evening was 6pm.
Post # 13
@nmsoonerbride: To me, anything after 4:00pm is the “evening”.
Post # 14
If you want it to be evening, then this is the one time that I think you can pull the bride “it’s my day” card and make 5:30 an “evening” time 🙂
Post # 15
This post makes me think of that song “Five in the Afternoon”…. which I always thought was a funny play-on-words type song, because my afternoon ends at 4:59pm. 5 o’clock is definitley evening in my world.
Post # 16
Our wedding is pretty informal, so I’m going with evening, since I like it better 🙂