Post # 1
So I just got done mailing all of my invitations 2 days ago. I spent so many hours making them myself (designing, printing, cutting, etc). SO. MANY. HOURS. And I was so super proud of myself and did a little happy dance when I put them in the mail.
This morning, one of my friends comes up to me and asks me where the ceremony location is.
DUN. DUN. DUNNNNNNN.
Apparently, in all of my hours spent and after all the check overs and reviews I had my fiance, mother, father, and mother in law do, we missed the fact that not ONCE in the entire invitation packet, did I write the name or address of the ceremony location. I have the information for the reception, which is at a different location. I have the wedding website listed on two different cards, so realistically, they could go to the website and it has it on there. BUT WHY ME?! why?
My question to you is, what do you think is the best way to handle this situation? We were thinking of making another card with all the ceremony information (date, start time, name, address, the back up location plan [it’s an outside ceremony in October, so it could rain or even snow], who to contact the day of if you aren’t sure, and directions from 3 different starting points. Would it be so very obvious that this was a mistake? When should we send those out in the mail? ASAP or closer to (and not send to those who RSVP no?)
Did something similar happen to you? How did you fix it?
Post # 2
October182014: I would do a WHOOPS postcard and send it to everyone. Make sure to state: The information you stated above, but also the reception locations (and approx time) that way I only have to grab one card on the day of the wedding.
I would also make it very clear when the RSVP are due!
Post # 3
October182014: I would say yes, make another card with all of the ceremony info and send it out ASAP and acknowledge the mistake on it so people aren’t confused thinking it is a second invitation to something separate. Otherwise you are going to be answering the same question 100 times as everyone calls you to ask where the ceremony is.
Also, from my experience and in reading other bees’ experiences on here, very few people actually bother going to a website for details. 🙁 They just call the bride and ask a million questions haha.
Post # 4
Send the updated info out as soon as possible. Best to cut down on the confusion now rather than wait until after the RSVP deadline.
Post # 5
I did something similar! Spent so much time choosing my invites, RSVP cards, etc… Assembled, hand-wrote all addresses and return address – then I realize I had a “bride brain” moment and wrote my old Postal (zip) code on every RSVP envelope. The first half of the code is still the same so some are arriving to me, but some people have mailed them weeks ago and nothing has arrived. In 2 weeks, we’ll be having to call a whole bunch of people and I’m upset I basically wasted my money on RSVP cards!
Don’t stress too much, it happens. Just print up a little card or email anyone you can, it doesn’t have to be formal.
Post # 6
I will get the card made up ASAP and get it out as soon as I can! Hopefully everyone understands!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
October182014: I think that’d be the best bet. Just a Whoops! And then I second the PP who said make everything needed on that one card, while it may be repeated, it’d be easiest to grab that the day of.