Post # 1
I was always taught that “and” was not said or written in numbers. But when I look at samples of invitations online, the word is included in a lot of them. Are they gramatically incorrect or am I missing something?
Post # 3
The “and” is British-English. So, technically they are both correct.
Post # 4
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
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
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
@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.
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Perhaps, BrooklynWife: is closer to the truth… in that BOTH formats are now seen as favourable / favorable.