Uh oh! Save-the-date mistake…

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Don’t worry about it!  Just make sure it’s correct on the formal invitations.

Post # 4
Member
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@vanessa7:  I forgot to add “and guest” on a bunch of them – I feel like, with save the dates, it’s much less formal.  I would wait a bit until you know they’ve recieved them, and then give them a call to let them know they’re invited +fam (this is my plan for my +guest faux pas!).  Just remember to include it on the formal invitation!

Post # 5
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@vanessa7:  The save the date for my friend’s wedding last year only had my name on it not FH (the SO)’s name.  The actual invite was addressed to us both though.

Post # 6
Member
1428 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

We addressed our save the dates to “The Johnson Family” or whatever, but didn’t include “and Guest” on them at all.  I think the invitation is the final call, though.  If the invite indicates family is invited, then they’ll get the message.  If people freak out early and start trying to find babysitters months in advance, they’ll probably call to clarify or something.  

Post # 7
Member
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Its perfectly fine.  If anyone needs to know in advance, they will call your parents to gently inquire if it will be an adults only wedding, or if they need to arrange for babysitting.  You can tell your family members to spread the word that it will be child friendly, and everything will be fine.  I would only worry about fixing this if it was the formal invitation.

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