Post # 1
Hi! Please help me with a sorta silly question…
My wedding ceremony begins at 5:30PM, but is 5:30 PM the afternoon or the evening? Which one would I write on the invitations? (My mom and I just had a 1/2 hour long conversation about this and still couldn’t agree! LoL!)
So should I write:
half past five in the afternoon?
half past five in the evening?
Thanks in advance 😉
Post # 5
I’d put evening, as I classify five pm as being the start of ‘evening’.
Post # 6
To me, evening starts at 6PM.
Post # 7
Either could work for sure. But reading them a second time, I thought half past five ….in the “evening” sounded better.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I would put afternoon until 6pm. Plus, I think it sounds more euphonic.
Post # 9
The evening starts at 6 o’clock. This is the earliest time at which “evening wear” may be worn.
But in reference to this particular question. You really do not need to use either phrase as no one will assume that you mean five o’clock in the morning. Those phrases are really only necessary for hours such as eight or if you happened to be having a sunrise wedding or something equally unusual.
Post # 10
This is super duper helpful! Thanks for your assistance ladies!!!
Post # 11
Regardless of what Emily “I’m dead and outdated and people still listen to me” Post says, the general public will think it’s weird if you call 5:30 “afternoon” instead of “evening”