Post # 1
AHHHHHHHHH! So I have been told that I am being a bit of a perfectionist and I really hope I am.
I printed all my invitations off yesterday, but woke up in the middle of the night to realize I made a grammatical error. A really stupid one. My FFIL told me it would sound better if we put “OUR” in place of their. (There were four of us working on this and no one spotted it and we printed off about 12 trial runs…none of us noticed and FFIL is a writer!)
So this is how my invitation now reads.
Together with our parents
Ms. Silver Plum Fairy
Mr. Grumpy (hehehe)
Request the pleasure of your company for our wedding.
Do you see it? It appears that our parents names are in fact our names…argh this could have been simply avoided by either inserting a simple “we” after together with our parents…or by me not changing the “their”s to “our”s.
Please tell me I am being overly critical. That most guests won’t even notice and won’t think I am an idiot.
Post # 3
I tend to autocorrect in my brain and this doesn’t seem like a glaring error to anyone not thinking of wedding stuff 24/7. I think they’ll read it as if it has the “we”. Don’t sweat it.
Post # 4
i read it and didn’t even notice it. Seriously. no worries
Post # 5
I’m a copy editor, and while I see what you mean, I wouldn’t have judged you at all for this! I think you’re fine!
And–if it makes you feel better, I misspelled DH’s middle name on our invites, and no one but his parents mentioned that they had noticed!
Post # 6
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! 🙂 I feel so much better now.
Post # 7
I can see what youre saying but never would have thought of it or noticed it if you hadnt pointed it out, dont sweat it. If it makes you feel better FI and I are having a destination wedding and we forgot to put the date we fly out on the invitations! so everyones like “Yeah well thats great you guys are getting married Jan 26th but when the heck do we actually fly down to Jamaica” Crap…haha that was a VERY noticeable mistake!
Post # 8
Like jo.lee, my brain automatically inserted the “we.” I think it makes sense as is, and I bet even your grammar-loving friends will think it looks fine
Post # 9
So minor and not noticeable until you pointed it out. Please don’t worry!
Post # 10
If I was an invited guest and read this I wouldn’t even think the way it’s worded that both your parents had your name.
I’m a perfectionist as well and know exactly where you’re coming from. When I read the title of this thread I thought the invites might read your mothers name as “Harry” when her name is “Mary”. Don’t stress, it reads fine.
Post # 11
People won’t mess that up. Seriously, it looks fine!
Post # 12
i see exactly what you’re saying. (damn you ffil)
i don’t think many people will really notice. they will see your names, the date and the time.
Post # 13
I am a perfectionist and have done a tremendous amount of editing throughout my career, and I’m not entirely sure what you’re saying.
If you did not put your parents’ names on the invitations (i.e. if “Ms. Silver Plum Fairy” and “Mr. Grumpy” are your and your FI’s names), then I do not see a glaring problem. The only thing that really is missing would be the comma needed after the introductory clause of “Together with our parents.” However, it is my understanding that invitations actually would not require this type of punctuation. I think you will be fine.
Post # 14
When I first read it I did not see what you meant… I doubt your guests will notice. They know who You guys are!
Post # 15
Well, you’re effed. No one’s going to come now!
Hehe, just kidding of course. I really think you’re fine – I wouldn’t bother to reprint!
Post # 16
if you hadn’t pointed it out…I would have not even noticed.