Post # 1
I’m wording my invites and want to know…should I say that our wedding will be at five o’clock in the afternoon, or five o’clock in the evening? It will technically be before the sun goes down, but the reception continues in the evening, so I’m not sure.
Post # 3
I only consider afternoon up til 4:00 ish. 5:00pm is dinnertime to me.
I”d say “evening”
Post # 4
I agree with evening as well.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I voted for evening as well.
Post # 6
Technically it is still afternoon until 6 PM, at least that is what I was taught.
Post # 8
I had the same dilemma. Wedding Paper Divas kept changing my proof to "afternoon" bc they said evening isnt until 6, but it just felt wrong to me. 5’o clock is evening. My concern was the dress. I didnt want people dressing for a sunny afternoon wedding when its really an evening wedding and reception. And trust me when I tell you, NOBODY NOTICES. I wouldnt get an invite and question the time of day being listed wrong unless it said somehting like "1:00 in the evening" 😉
Post # 9
Evening. It may be technically afternoon until 6 PM, but I think that evening sounds better!
Post # 11
Even though technically 5pm is in the afternoon, I’d use “evening” to set the tone for the whole event, since essentially, you are having an evening wedding event.
Post # 12
I thought evening starts at 6pm. Now that I think about it I don’t remember what we ended up using on our invites.
Post # 13
I think it’s up to you because it’s on the border. I would consider the time of year and the tone of your event. For instance, in the summer when it stays light past 9 p.m., go for afternoon. In the winter, choose evening. I’d probably go for evening in March unless you have a preference.
In the end, it won’t matter to your guests what is written on the invitation.
Post # 14
I vote evening as well. It’s an evening event, not a purely afternoon event.
Post # 15
I voted for evening as well
Post # 16
Personally I would say afternoon. An afternoon event can continue into the evening, but 5pm is still considered afternoon.