Post # 1
So, our grandmothers offered to throw the Bridesmaid’s Luncheon which I am so thrilled about. My grandmother really wanted to find a place in all of this and really wanted to include FI’s grandmothers. They planned this beautiful luncheon and I was so excited to thank my bridesmaids in this wonderful way!
Future Mother-In-Law and her mother offered to do invites and I honestly don’t know if my grandma or Mom saw them before sending them out. Well….I got mine today. Here is what is said:
Join us for a
Honestly, if I were a bridesmaid, I’d be opening this saying “Great. Another thing for MilksMom. The day before the wedding??” Obviously this was intended to be honoring THEM. They’ve been un-frigging-believable and I tear up just thinking about what I’m going to say to them to thank them for everything. I’m kind of upset about this and am wondering where to go from here. I don’t want to upset any hosts by letting them know. Should I just send an e-mail out to my BMs explaining the confusion? Should I print up new invites? Am I being crazy?!!?
Post # 4
Do the grandmothers realize that it was supposed to be a bridesmaids luncheon? That seems to be a pretty big mistake to make and not notice.
I don’t know if you can tell your bridesmaids about the confusion and then just pretend it’s a bridesmaids luncheon without telling the hosts.
Post # 5
@Ms. Martian: Thanks for replying! I honestly think it was a case of not understanding. Honestly, Future Mother-In-Law isn’t wedding saavy and wouldn’t have understood.
Post # 6
I would just explain it to them. One thing that you could do and might be cute would be to take a picture of the invitation and put a big X through the “MilksMom” and write under it something like “My wonderful bridesmaids!”. Then attach it to the email joking and saying that’s what it was supposed to say but sometime’s grandmas make mistakes too. And thank them for all they’ve done and make sure they know it’s to recognize them 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t think you need to go through the trouble of ordering new invites when a simple email to the bridesmaids telling them all the wonderful things you have told us will suffice! I have to imagine that they know how much you appreciate them, but another note explaining the mix-up will just serve as icing on the cake!
ETA: I love the idea that tigerlily posted. It would be super cute!
Post # 8
@Tigrrlily04: I like your idea!
Hopefully your bridesmaids are close enough to you that you can call them and explain the mistake!
Post # 9
@Tigrrlily04: That’s a great idea.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! I sent an e-mail explaining the wording and did tell them everything I told you! Future Sister-In-Law, I think, had a hand in the invites so I wanted to be careful that it didn’t get back to her. I like @Tigrrlily04: ‘s idea! May still do that.
Thank you everyone!