(Closed) Invite wording…afternoon or evening for a 5pm wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

evening!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think ours our 4:30 in the evening!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Ours is four-thirty in the afternoon, I’d say 5pm is the cut off from afternoon to evening.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I always thought anything after 6 would be evening…so five would still be afternoon.  I would probably do what you think sounds best though.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve heard that 5pm could go either way, so I would choose based on the tone of your event or your preference for the wording.  Our ceremony is at 5, but because it’s a Saturday evening in a nice hotel, with the groom/groomsmen in tuxes, we’re calling it evening.  I don’t think anyone would notice either way!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Ours starts at 5 and I put evening. We’re doing dinner and the guests will be with us all evening so I dont want to imply that there will be a short reception/no dinner by putting afternoon. And its what was already on the example wording 🙂

 

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d say that 5pm is evening.  5pm in the afternoon just doesn’t sound right to me.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that “five o’clock in the afternoon” sounds a bit weird, but it is correct. 

I tried to order our rehearsal dinner invites with “evening” and wedding paper divas called me to ask if it was okay if they changed it since EVENING STARTS AT 6.  I looked it up – they are right.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ours is at 5:30- we put evening for that. I think evening would work best with 5 as well :]

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

According to Mindy Weiss’ wedding planning book, evening begins at 6pm.  I think it sounds weird to say afternoon for 5 PM too.  But, since that’s when we are starting our ceremony, I think I’ll just go with afternoon since it’s the correct format.  But I’ve always thought to each his own…it’s your wedding and you have to do what you think is best 🙂

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