(Closed) How to write out the year on formal invitations.

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What year format are you using on your invitations?
    two thousand thirteen : (12 votes)
    67 %
    two thousand and thirteen : (3 votes)
    17 %
    twenty thirteen : (1 votes)
    6 %
    2013 : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The “and” is British-English. So, technically they are both correct. 

    Post # 4
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The AND may be British-English… but Emily Post (and now Peggy Post at the Post Institute of Etiquette… all American) also agree, the CORRECT format for a Wedding invite is

    Saturday, the thirtieth of March

    two thousand and thirteen

    at half after four o’clock



    Post # 5
    11355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    In the US, the “and” is not properly used on formal invitations. 

    The proper format for the year I was married was TWO THOUSAND NINE.  However, I would suspect that, beginning with 2010 (once we were out of the “oh” years), it also became acceptable to write TWENTY instead of TWO THOUSAND.  I personally would choose to use TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.

    ETA:  I’ve been looking, but I can’t find anything to substantiate that “TWENTY” is also acceptable, so I definitely would stay with TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.

    Post # 6
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Actually, @This Time Round  according to Emily Post, the complete opposite is true….

    Time and Date

    • The date is also spelled out, as is the year. Note that there is no “and”: two thousand twenty-three.
    • The day of the week and the month are capitalized; the year is not.
    • Use the phrase “half after” when indicating time, rather than “half past” or “four-thirty.”
    • The phrases “in the afternoon” and “in the evening” are not necessary.
    • Provide the city and state of the wedding location. The state is spelled in full, but may be omitted if all guests are local.


    Post # 7
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @BrooklynWife:  I will agree on all of your Quotes… but the first one… for both the books I have in hand in front of me…

    Emily Post Institute – Peggy Post “Wedding Etiquette”


    Emily Post Institute – Peggy Post “Etiquette”

    BOTH use the format with the word AND as I stated in Reply # 3 above.

    — — —

    Perhaps, BrooklynWife:  is closer to the truth… in that BOTH formats are now seen as favourable / favorable.

    Wink *wink*


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