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four-thirty or 4:30...?

I'm getting ready to ok the final proof of my invitation. I have the reception start time of 4:30 written out as "four-thirty in the afternoon". I don't know why but it's starting to look weird to me. Should it be 4:30 p.m. or four-thirty in the afternoon?

Re: four-thirty or 4:30...?

  • I used half past four.
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  • Half past the hour of four? 
  • I've seen some examples of it spelled that way too. Using a hyphenated word just looks odd to me.
  • The proper way is half after four in the afternoon.

    Some say half past four, but many say that half past is used for funerals not weddings.


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  • The reception info is on the invite along with the ceremony info. I just realized that I have the time for the ceremony at one o'clock in the afternoon and then the reception at four-thirty in the afternoon. "In the afternoon" sounds too repetitive now...any ideas on how to word my reception info? Right now I have:

    Reception to Follow
    At four-thirty in the afternoon
    City Community Hall
    555 East Allen Street
    City, State

    Of course info has been changed/omitted.

  • If you've already said one o'clock in the afternoon, you don't have to repeat "in the afternoon".  It's clearly not at 4:30 in the morning.

    I would do this:

    Reception to follow
    half after four o'clock
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_four-thirty-430?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:c7750831-1e76-4837-b0dd-b852f6663b5aPost:c6669238-c449-4fae-b9ce-924ac65479bf">Re: four-thirty or 4:30...?</a>:
    [QUOTE]The proper way is half after four in the afternoon. Some say half past four, but many say that half past is used for funerals not weddings.
    Posted by danieliza1127[/QUOTE]

    <div>This. And technically you do not need "in the afternoon," so only include it if you want to. </div>
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