Post # 1
So my beautiful fiancee insisted on handwriting our own invitations (our guest list is less than 200). But, she’s already 1/4 of the way finished and she has included our honeymoon registry on the invitation cards. To make matters worse, there is no space on the cards for our wedding page (we havent created one yet but still….). What should I do???? Telling her to scrap the invitations would make her feel hurt and her time/money wasted. She has done a really awesome job on them thus far. But, I feel like it would be a serious breech of etiquette to list our honeymoon registry on our paper invitation. I know my mother would flip out as would a few others in my extended family. Any Bee’s out there with advice????
Post # 3
@Groom-by-the-sea: Can you just send the handwritten cards to understanding, younger-generation friends who wouldn’t be annoyed with the registry info? You can email the wedding site info to those people as well. She can write the rest without registry and include the website.
Post # 4
@Groom-by-the-sea: Can you send the ones that have already been completed to more forgiving guests (your best friends, younger family members, family black sheeps, etc) and forego the link on the rest?
Post # 5
@Groom-by-the-sea: Scrap them. Im sure she would rather lose the time and money on the invitations than embarrass herself, you and your parents. You want to send invitations – not invoices or solicitations for money.
Post # 6
I also agree with scraping them.. and telling her now before she gets more than 1/4 done.
I mispelled something on my save the dates after I had printed them [myself].. and redid all of them.
Post # 7
@kenziemt: Great idea!
I couldn’t care less if there is registry info on there. Otherwise, can you put some kind of sticker over it?
Props to your FI for handwriting everything! I don’t think I could ever commit to that!
Post # 8
They need to be scraped. Sorry.
Post # 9
@Groom-by-the-sea: Scrap them. The registry information does not go on the invitation.
Post # 10
Please don’t send them to the younger generation either. It’s unfortunate but please scrap them. Depending where the information is placed, maybe you can trim the shape?
Post # 11
Thank you all so much for your advice, Bees. We talked about it. She decided to put them aside for now and write new ones (her suggestion-not mine :D). She was afraid that I didnt want her to handwrite them, which was not the case (she’s very thoughtful and considerate in that way). She is still thinking about posting them on the separate piece of paper, but I think she’ll understand if we just post our wedding site and prominantly feature a registry link from there.
I introduced her to this site and this thread and she laughed at some of the clever responses. We’re both crazy planners so it really helps to have such a great posting system