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Need help with formal invitation wording!

Michelle, on July 12, 2019 at 9:51 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 7
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Our ceremony start time is 3:45. How would you word this?

Quarter before four o'clock
Quarter to four o'clock
Three forty-five
Quarter before four in the evening



  • R
    Devoted September 2018
    Rachel ·
    Here’s what google suggests:

    Use the following timeline for indicating which time of day your event will be held…
    Morning 12:00 AM – 11:59 AM
    Afternoon 12:00 PM – 5:59 PM
    Evening 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

    Formal Wedding Time

    When writing the time out for a wedding, you can only use whole or half hours – there are no quarter hours or three-quarter hours.

    at half past four in the afternoon
    at four o’clock in the afternoon
    *Note, if you are getting married at 4:15, you should list the wedding time as 4:00 PM. However, if you feel you must list the quarter hour time, you can list it as “at one-quarter past four in the afternoon”.”

  • D
    Super September 2019
    Dana ·
    I like the wording super formal so i would probably write
    ”quarter to four o’clock in the afternoon”
  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
    Megan ·
    Truthfully I would write half past four
  • Mandi
    VIP March 2020
    Mandi ·
    I'm lazy and would change my time to 330 or 4.
  • Teresa
    Dedicated April 2020
    Teresa ·
    Writting it as 3:30 would be best if it where me.
  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Same- or put half past 3 o'clock. That way people will be more inclined to arrive and settle in earlier.

  • D
    Super September 2019
    Dana ·
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    I think either way you are safe. People are usually good with weddings because it is such a big event and if they miss the bride walking down the aisle thats a little odd

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