Dear Mr. Hickey,
Everybody I'm inviting knows in which state my ceremony will be. On an invitation should I write “Nashville” or “City of Nashville"?
-- Vicki Cantrell
Dear Ms. Cantrell,
Write (city), (state): Nashville, Tennessee
You would write “city” if “city” is part of the cities name: New York City With some cities don’t have to have a state … like Washington, DC. But for the others, use (city), (state). Our events are so special to us -- sometimes there’s an urge to fancy them up.
Maybe “City of Nashville” sounds grand? Resist the urge to embellish.
Keep it simple.