(Closed) Proof my invites pretty please?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@SweetVanity:  You definitely need a comma after “parents” and a hyphen in “twenty-second.” It looks odd to me to leave out the periods at the end of sentences, but I know that’s often done on invitations.

But for sure that comma – without it, grammatically it implies that the names of the couple are actually the names of the parents.

Post # 4
Member
1736 posts
Bumble bee

What about:

Saturday the Twenty-second of September
Two thousand and twelve

The date and year line all seems to run together.

On my invite, we spelled everything out as well, but we did all caps so I’m unsure of exactly what should be capitalized versus not!

Post # 5
Member
25 posts
Newbee

No need to capitalize “dancing.”

I don’t think you need a comma after “together with their parents.”

Post # 7
Member
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@mavideniz:  You do need the comma. Without it, the names get included in the clause, so it reads as though they are the parents’ names. Yes, once you get to the end of the sentence you figure out that’s not what they intended it to mean, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an error that created confusion and ambiguity.

If you include the comma, then it’s clear that the clause has ended and the names are not included, i.e. (name 1) and (name 2) are different people from the aforementioned parents.

Post # 8
Member
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It is “Two thousand twelve,” not “two thousand and twelve.”

Post # 10
Member
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You wouldn’t say “nineteen ninety and nine.” It is the same thing.

 

Post # 11
Member
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

+1 for the comma after “parents.”

Also +1 for omitting “and” in the date.  Using “and” when spelling a number implies that a decimal, and therefore shouldn’t be used for dates.

Post # 12
Member
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@sweetb717:  Ah, didn’t know that, but that makes sense! Thanks, good to know, I will remember that when we start working on our invites.

The topic ‘Proof my invites pretty please?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors