Post # 1
I would really appreciate some help with wording this invitation–it seems I get most of it figured out… and then it comes to put the location of the ceremony, and I have multiple questions!
I’m also wondering: How does the spacing work for the ceremony wording? Leave extra line(s) where? The way I have it now seems a bit much, but I’m not sure.
So my questions:
1) Is there a comma after Street, and before NW?
2) Is “NW” correct??
3) Do I capitalize “one” in one o’clock?
4) Do I write out “Sixteenth”? Everywhere I’ve seen it written as “16th,” but I keep reading to write everything out.
5) Did I miss anything?
Together with their parents
Ms. Jillgo’s Fiance
request the honour of your presence
to witness and celebrate the joining of their lives
Saturday, the seventeenth of July
Two thousand and ten
at one o’clock in the afternoon
1221 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Post # 3
Definitely spell out one and sixteenth like you have it there. No, don’t capitalize one. I wouldn’t put the comma between street and NW. I would definitely put NW instead of Northwest. You don’t have to put extra spaces between anything. And if you like, you can put the word “on” before Saturday, and the word “at” before the Church name so that it flows more like a sentence. But that is just personal preference.
Post # 4
1221 Sixteenth Street NW <— no comma
Washington, District of Columbia <—correct dont abbrieviate district. you can if its less formal though.
Post # 5
we spelled out “northwest,” and didn’t put a comma btwn “street” and “northwest.” we spelled out dc too, and the time
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
The official etiquette address stuff I’ve seen says don’t spell out District of Columbia. It’s the only exception to writing out states.
So I’d make it:
1221 Sixteenth Street NW
Post # 7
I agree with Miss Ribbons if you’re addressing an invitation’s envelope, that you don’t need to spell out D.C. But I think for the invitation itself, District of Columbia looks better. 😛