Post # 1
Let me know!
Mr. & Mrs. My Parents
request the honor of your presence
on the day that their daughter,
son of Mr. & Mrs. His Parents
on Saturday, the Fourth of September
Two thousand ten
at Five o’clock in the afternoon
There will be a separate reception card.
Post # 4
Perfect, except I think grammatically there should be a comma after you name. The rule is that if you could take it out and still read the sentence normally it needs commas around it. Ie, it could just as easily read “request the honour of your presence on the day that their daughter marries Mr. Labour of Love”
However, I totally didn’t do things grammatically correct on mine either, because it just looked prettier without the proper punctuation! the comma looked funny just hanging out by itself after my name 🙂
Post # 5
Oh you’re right about the comma!
In fact, I just double-checked… after daughter there was no comma. Brain was inserting commas to mark spaces. Our names are in a totally different font and color so that’s why I put one there when typing that up above! Whoops!
Post # 6
that looks good, can it say five in the evening? as an alternate to leave out the oclock in the afternoon..
and my other querie would that you may not need the ‘the’ before fourth of september…
I like it tho 🙂
Post # 7
Here’s the invite image sample if it helps you imagine it better…
Post # 8
I dunno about 5 in the evening. If I answer the phone at work at 5pm I’d still say “good afternoon”, so I think it seems right.
No need for commas when it’s laid out like that, I just always think it’s good to know which rules you’re breaking!
Post # 9
a couple of caps issues:
Fourth shouldnt be capitalized
Two thousand ishould not be capitalized
Five o’clock should not be capitalized
technically since your wedding is held in a church, it should be “honour” rather than “honor”
this according to emily posts’ wedding etiquette book 🙂
Post # 10
I just thought Honor vs. Honour was just American vs. British (Canadian) spelling… hmm.
Since everything is capitalized, I think it’s fine that way. I capitalized some weird stuff too on mine, just to draw attention to it, rather than because it’s grammatically correct.
Post # 11
I think it looks fine…
Have you tried evening, or did you like afternoon better?
I don’t read the etiquette books, so I wouldn’t know anything else to say. haha.
Post # 12
According to Crane’s, anything before 6:00pm is still considered afternoon, so I think you’re good (at least, that’s what I did, since I’m getting married at 5:00 too!) 🙂 The invite looks great!