Post # 1
I’m planning a Bridal Shower for my sister and I’m stuck on how to print "11:00 am". It is going to be a bridal tea, so I have made the effort to make it traditional and elegant. The tea will begin at 11. Sould I write Eleven O’ clock in the morning? Is this proper etiquette? Is 11 even in the morning?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Post # 3
Uh- yeah 11 am is the morning. Any time before noon is morning. AM stands for ante meridien (which is Latin for before midday).
I believe the traditional wording would be "11 o’clock in the morning"
Post # 4
I’m a fan of making things start on the half hour, just so I can say "half past three in the afternoon", etc. Silly!
I always thought you wrote 11 out, but I’ve been wrong before!
Post # 5
Good point Kate- it should be written out "eleven o’clock in the morning".
For half-past is would be "half past three o’clock"
There was just a post on this in the past day or 2.
Post # 6
So I guess I was right after all 🙂 Thanks. I like the idea of "half past". I actually had my wedding at half past and it didn’t even occure to me! In chinese tradition (I am not chinese, I just liked the idea) if you begin your event at half past, the clock is on the upswing and symbolizes good fortune.
Thanks for the Latin lesson, too. I am indeed aware of the technical meaning of a.m. I guess what I should have said is "any good synonyms for morning out there?" I don’t like the sound of a morning shower.