Post # 1
My planner and stationier handled all the stuffing and mailing of my invites after I validated an online proof with a ceremony time of 4:30pm. I had a few extra guests so I asked for 5 more to me mailed to me directly for me to address, and they came printed with a ceremony time of 3pm (our original a long time ago). It’s too late as ALL my invitations have already gone out…all 85 of them…trying not to freak here but desperate for damage control.
Ideas, calming words and anti-meltdown mantras welcome.
Post # 3
Don’t worry this is fixable!
I think that you need to talk to your planner and she needs to handle this for you. She needs to send out an amendment (which should match your invites) to all your guests for the correct time!
Have you talked to her yet?
Post # 4
Well, you are going to have to call everyone attending and let them know of the time change. Other than that this isn’t really a wedding ruiner, although I can tell you – I’d be po’ed for a while too.
I’m sorry this happened to you!!
Post # 5
@FMM: That’s a good idea….fight paper wth paper…it’s just the wedding is so close – we were late getting the invites out with all the time adjustments and RSVP date is the 10th of this month, wedding the 18th of next. I hope we can print up an ammendment and get it out in time for International guests (about 25% of our invited). SO bummed.
Post # 7
Thanks whoever-it-was that sorted this to Paper…in my livid tantrum I’d forgotten.
Post # 8
oh wow, i would be livid also. i would have the coordinator send an ammendment, at their cost (you can politely inform the coordinator how much time you spend on public wedding planning forums with bunches of other brides so they fear for negative word of mouth advertising). this way it will look more like the coordinators fault, but just to be sure, just to be safe, i would call everyone (or send message via email, text or facebook) also.
good luck darling.
for us, it would have been easier to change the time of the wedding than inform everyone though, is that an option for you?
Post # 9
@thefiancemeenah: I wish…Georgia sun at 3pm will make my 86 year old Granny faint 🙁 and I already arranged for the reception to follow the ceremony a couple steps away at 6 (caterer charges per hour). Le sigh.
Thankfully the matter is resolved – I took you guys’ advice and had her print up an ammendment and mail it to EVERY guest at her expense, had my planner call every guest (at HER expense since she was supposed to check them) and gently *tongue firmly in cheek here* talked her into a 50% refund for my troubles. My mother and said 86 year old grandmother boht being practising lawyers MAY have helped somewhat 😉
Thanks again for the damage control!