- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
I am such a dummy. We’re inviting my dad’s aunt and uncle to our wedding and I had compiled a list of addresses for save the dates and the engagement party. I didn’t have their address so I googled them and found their address (or so I thought). The STD went to this address, the engagement party invite (which I also emailed to them, hence why they came to the party) and the thank you note from the engagement party.
FH and I are on vacation in Hawaii and I get a call from my mom. Evidently this uncle called my mom upset because the thank you note went to his cousin instead of him and his wife. This is my dad’s uncle, who I only see maybe once a year or once every couple of years. My mom told me he’s upset and how I need to “make this right”, etc.
Turns out, his cousin has his same name, and his wife has a very similar name to my aunt (who goes by an Americanized version of her real name). On top of it, this uncle had his son remove his name from whitepages.com, so he’s not actually listed. So all of this correspondence has been going to his cousin, who I’ve never met.
Totally my fault, but really an innocent mistake. So now I’m trying to figure out how to write a note to this uncle apologizing for this oversight and a letter to his cousin to let him and his wife know that although I am sure they’re lovely people that they’re not invited to our wedding.
So long story short: double check your address list with someone who has an actual address book.