(Closed) “Carriages at midnight”

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How familiar are you with this phrase on invitations?
    Yes, seen it on an invitation before. : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Not seen it on an actual invitation but heard of it before. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    This one's new to me! : (33 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Doesn’t that just mean the time the event ends?

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    carriages at midnight

    as in everyone get out at midnight before your car turn into a pumpkin (a la cinderella) or that there will be transport provided to all guests to leave the venue, if the venue is in a barn where a hike was needed to get to it

    either way, fun and games are over at midnight im guessing

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This is traditional wording in the UK but I thought only among the crustiest upper crust! This must be a rather fancy wedding!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never seen it before, but I think it’s sort of cute.  Especially if the bride is doing a fairytale/ Cinderella wedding and leaves in an actual carriage! 

    To be honest though, I’ve never seen the end time on an invitation for a wedding.  They just put the start time in the US. 

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    The first time I saw it was on the tickets for my formal ball in my last year of school (but then I went to a private school). My university college ball also had it, albeit as “Carriages at dawn” but that was a White Tie affair (Black Tie is officially semi-formal, in old-fashioned dress-code etiquette, White Tie and Tiara is formal).

    We’re having “Carriages at 1am” which isn’t so exciting, but we’re going on past midnight.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

    @seven12:  

     

    It has nothing to do with Disney-esque princess tales. It is traditional wording for a formal invitation that means the event ends at midnight.

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