May 2012 Weddings
Options

Honour vs. Honor ??

Which is correct?

 

Mr and Mrs Blah request the honor of your presence…

 

or

 

Mr and Mrs Blah request the honour of your presence…

 
...and is there a difference?
image

Re: Honour vs. Honor ??

  • Options
    Honor.

    Honour is only for British English. (they have lots of funny spellings...like colour)
    imageAnniversary
  • Options
    Honour = British English

    Honor = American English
  • Options
    pantherRNpantherRN member
    First Comment
    edited February 2012
    Kind of off topic, but "request the honor of your presence" is only appropriate if you are getting married in a church. ETA: spelling
    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options
    As much as I love British spellings, I went with the American "honor" for mine. I'm an American and so are all of my guests. The language is formal enough without adding additional weirdness.
  • Options
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2012-weddings_honour-vs-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:f0ca0bc1-9255-4120-8042-b40e7f3e99c5Discussion:6f6ff591-460c-485b-bc1c-047ddf5f0a4cPost:23d24cbf-184d-4af2-ae60-e25de3ce6cc2">Re: Honour vs. Honor ??</a>:
    [QUOTE]Kind of off topic, but "request the honor of your presence" is only appropriate if you are getting married in a church. ETA: spelling
    Posted by pantherRN[/QUOTE]


    I don't see how this is ONLY appropriate if you are getting married in a church. I can be honored at the presence of someone if I don't get married in a church....times they are a changing....do what you want.  Just sayin'...
    178 Are Invited
    image 126 Are ready to Par-tay!!image 52 Are party poopers.image 0 Can't find the mailbox.image
    RSVP Date April 14
    Photobucket
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
  • Options
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2012-weddings_honour-vs-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding Club BoardsForum:f0ca0bc1-9255-4120-8042-b40e7f3e99c5Discussion:6f6ff591-460c-485b-bc1c-047ddf5f0a4cPost:23d24cbf-184d-4af2-ae60-e25de3ce6cc2">Re: Honour vs. Honor ??</a>:
    [QUOTE]Kind of off topic, but "request the honor of your presence" is only appropriate if you are getting married in a church. ETA: spelling
    Posted by pantherRN[/QUOTE]

    <p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Lucida Sans">Good to know!<span>  </span>I guess that means I don’t have to decide whether to use “honor” or “honour”.<span>  </span></font></font></font></p><font face="Lucida Sans" size="3" color="#000000"> </font> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Lucida Sans" size="3" color="#000000">I will change it to “request the pleasure of your company….”</font></p><font face="Lucida Sans" size="3" color="#000000"> </font> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Lucida Sans" size="3" color="#000000">Thank you all!!</font></p>
    image
  • Options
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2012-weddings_honour-vs-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:f0ca0bc1-9255-4120-8042-b40e7f3e99c5Discussion:6f6ff591-460c-485b-bc1c-047ddf5f0a4cPost:45b58a12-dcf6-4e38-afbb-8ed96a884159">Re: Honour vs. Honor ??</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Honour vs. Honor ?? : I don't see how this is ONLY appropriate if you are getting married in a church. I can be honored at the presence of someone if I don't get married in a church....times they are a changing....do what you want.  Just sayin'...
    Posted by mdoyle1217[/QUOTE]

    <div>i agree with this, i do what i want.... i probably give the etiquette nazis heart attacks hahaha</div>
  • Options
    we use "honour, colour, favourite" etc etc in Canada as well.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Options
    Yup, I'm Canadian so I spell it Honour
    imageAnniversary Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Options
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2012-weddings_honour-vs-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding Club BoardsForum:f0ca0bc1-9255-4120-8042-b40e7f3e99c5Discussion:6f6ff591-460c-485b-bc1c-047ddf5f0a4cPost:45b58a12-dcf6-4e38-afbb-8ed96a884159">Re: Honour vs. Honor ??</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Honour vs. Honor ?? : I don't see how this is ONLY appropriate if you are getting married in a church. I can be honored at the presence of someone if I don't get married in a church....times they are a changing....do what you want.  Just sayin'...
    Posted by mdoyle1217[/QUOTE]



    <a href="http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations" rel="nofollow">http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations</a>
    Warning No formatter is installed for the format bbhtml
  • Options
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_may-2012-weddings_honour-vs-honor?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:f0ca0bc1-9255-4120-8042-b40e7f3e99c5Discussion:6f6ff591-460c-485b-bc1c-047ddf5f0a4cPost:fe519d2e-5ee7-4a4e-afbc-f0a5e92c09d4">Re: Honour vs. Honor ??</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Honour vs. Honor ?? : <a href="http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations" rel="nofollow">http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations</a>
    Posted by pantherRN[/QUOTE]
    Well, then I guess Emily Post herself will just have to turn over in her grave...I'm doing mine how I want them...
    178 Are Invited
    image 126 Are ready to Par-tay!!image 52 Are party poopers.image 0 Can't find the mailbox.image
    RSVP Date April 14
    Photobucket
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards