Help with wedding invitation

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  1. MsMaggs

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    Okay... I need some help with proof reading this invitation. I know some commas that should be included are missing, but it's been suggested that I leave out those punctuation marks... Especially the one after my fiance's name... I don't know! Any suggestions about punctuation for this baby? I'd be super embarrassed, as a teacher, to have grammatical errors in our wedding invitation, but I also want it to be traditional and not look odd.... Here it is, the statement at the top is in a slightly smaller font then the rest of the invitation and it will all be centered on our invitation. :wub:

    Two lives, two hearts
    joined together in friendship,
    united forever in love.

    It is with joy that we
    MsMaggs
    and
    MsMaggs' DF
    invite you to share
    in a celebration of love
    as we exchange our marriage vows
    on Saturday, the tenth of October
    two thousand and nine
    at five o’clock in the evening

    Amazing Location
    Lovers Lane
    Anytown, California
     
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  3. swansong1

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    I put the commas in to see what it would look like. I also highlighted the word "and'. When we say numbers we don;t say the "and" in the number, so should it be written?
     
  4. MsMaggs

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    I know!! That was part of the problem too! All of the invitation sites that I've been on leave out the commas and put and in the year... Ugh.. I think I should do it correctly and not worry about how they are saying to do it.. Any other comments? Do you think it looks okay with the commas and minus the and...as shown below? Does it matter that DF is a jr?

    Two lives, two hearts
    joined together in friendship,
    united forever in love.

    It is with joy that we,
    MsMaggs
    and
    DF Name Jr.,
    invite you to share
    in a celebration of love
    as we exchange marriage vows
    on Saturday, the tenth of October,
    two thousand nine
    at five o’clock in the evening

    Amazing Location
    Lovers Lane
    Anytown, California

    What do you guys think, is this better?? Or worse?
     
  5. MsMaggs

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    I don't need a comma after the year, do I?
     
  6. swansong1

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    I don't think you need the comma after 2009, but how about a period after evening?
     
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    I just got my cousin's, and it was very much like the first one (w/o punctuation). I thought that was odd--it seemed to cry out for commas! Also, it did not have and.
     
  8. MuggleBug

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    I think we left commas off of ours, as well. Grammatically incorrect, but it looked better because our names were in larger type and spaced out between the sentences. I think we did say two thousand and nine but I don't think that's correct, lol.
     
  9. MathManTim

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    Funny, I was taught to put an "and" in if the number was in the thousands and the hundreds place was a zero. 2009 is "two thousand and nine", but 2109 is "two thousand, one hundred nine". Sr. Kathleen was very insistent on putting the "and" in for those cases, and she worked hard to break us of the habit of saying "one hundred and nine" instead of simply "one hundred nine". God love those nuns!

    I also remember seeing my mother's wedding invitation from her first marriage in 1971, in which the date was given as "Saturday, the nineteenth of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one" The first time I saw that (I was about 7), I had no clue what year they were talking about!

    G-minus 10 hours, 55 minutes

    MathManTim
     
  10. giraffe326

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    And means a decimal typically.
     
  11. MsMaggs

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    Thanks everyone! I ended up putting in the commas and taking out the periods. I also took out the and. I feel good about it! :)
     
  12. TampaTeacher2Be

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    I guess I am too late, but the majority opinion on most wedding invitation etiquette websites seems to be no commas, and the "and" should be included.
     

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