I think merriment is pretty standard for an invitation. Ours said ‘dinner, drinks & merriment to follow ‘ on the bottom. It means fun, joyous, happiness, etc.
A good rule of thumb is to call the wedding for at least half an hour to 45 minutes before you want the ceremony to begin, and state that time on your invitation. It’s also important to be very intentional with what you plan to have guests do for that window of time before your ceremony starts.
What to include on your informal wedding invitations A fun opening statement instead of the traditional hosting line. Your first names. Date and time of the ceremony written in short number format. The venue(s) Reference to your fun activities after the ceremony. RSVP details.
I freaked out about which was the correct time of day to put on the invitation for 5pm . Here is the traditional rule: it is 5 o’clock in the afternoon . actually, technically, anything up to and including 5:59 pm is afternoon , 6pm begins evening .
Wedding invitations should include the full names of the couple marrying and those of the hosts (if they’re different), the place and time, and that’s it. “No children” isn’t included on the invite ; it’s implied by the names on the envelope.
When To Send Wedding Invites The general rule of thumb is to send invitations 8 to 12 weeks before the date (2 to 3 months out). You can set a date on the card for guests to RSVP by so that you can get a headcount, but prepare for some guests to fail to meet that deadline.
We recommend ordering your wedding invitations and other stationery 4- 6 months before your special day. Many couples choose to order it all at the same time so they can move on to the next aspect of their wedding planning.
Sending them too early or too late can likewise be impolite, so here are basic wedding invite timeline rules: Save the date cards can be sent out as early as a year from your wedding date. Invitations should be sent to your guests six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding .
Tradition dictates that the bride’s name always comes first , whether on save the date cards , wedding invitations or anything else. This is because the bride’s parents are usually the hosts, paying a greater share of the expenses.
We invite you to celebrate the relationship that we share through our wedding which will be held on [date]. come to celebrate with us with your family! We warmly invite you and your family to join us as we start a new journey of life together. Your presence will be a blessing to us.
Invitation Letter Writing Tips It must include the address, date, and time of the event on the left side of the letter . Make sure to mention the salutation at the beginning and your signature at the ending of the letter . Make sure to write a grammatically correct and concise letter .
Good Evening is a GREETING. Even if it is 10 PM, when you greet someone you greet them with ” good evening ” and when you leave you say ” good night “.
Both ” Good afternoon ” and ” Good evening ” are perfectly appropriate greetings at 6pm. Pick one, and don’t overanalyze it. If you say ” Good evening” at 4pm , or ” Good afternoon ” at 8pm, you might get funny looks, but near the boundary, either is fine . Good afternoon before sunset, Good evening after it?
So, you can use both afternoon and evening for 5pm , yes.