Wrong year on save the dates

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sorry to hear this.  Things happen.  You already sent them out.  February 2013 is over.  I would just keep them – people will know what you mean.

Post # 5
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think you should resend them. Spread the word about the mistake, and just know that hardly anyone will notice, and those that do will giggle and know that it’s a mistake!

Post # 6
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sorry to hear this.  Things happen.  You already sent them out.  February 2013 is over.  I would just keep them – people will know what you mean.

Post # 7
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldn’t bother honestly. It’s not likely to cause any actual confusion, everyone is going to know it’s not intended to be in the past 🙂 If you send out new ones it’s just going to draw attention to it.

Honestly I think the person who called to tell you wasn’t being that helpful, I mean it’s just stressing you out when it’s too late to do anything about it!

Post # 8
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I definitely would resend them. If you hadn’t sent them than it might have been reasonable to change them but I don’t think you should do anything now that they are already on their way to your guests. I probably wouldn’t even notice the year but if you send another one, people will definitely notice the mistake.

Post # 9
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d spread the news about the correct year by word of mouth. I mean, its pretty obvious that you could’nt mean to be getting married in the past so I’m sure people will just assume.

Post # 10
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


i’m torn. part of me would re-send them. the other part thinks “haha, people will catch the mistake once you send an invitation”.

if there’s truly confusion, people will call you. i wouldn’t worry too much.

Post # 12
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

BAH, don’t resend them. Not worth the money!

If people aren’t clever enough to figure it out, then they will when the invitation shows up. Alternatively, I am sure enough people are so oblivious that they did’t notice.
Just make sure it’s right on your actual invitation.
It’s not like they can pencil your save-the-date date in the past. (actually, most people don’t pay much mind to save-the-dates anyway, just a nice card to look at)

On the other hand, if you invited a time traveller you MAY have a problem.

Post # 13
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did this on my engagement party invites.

I reprinted them because the paper was pretty cheap but man it was a PAIN.

People will get the hint though I wouldn’t bother.

Perhaps you can send out regular cards that say sorry for the confusion – was a little eager for the wedding and with the correct year.

Post # 14
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oops! I wouldn’t bother resending them though, February 2013 is long gone so people will know that’s not correct (if they notice the year at all).

Post # 15
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@WeddingGirl2013:  People will notice but since Feb 2013 is obviously over, they should easily figure out that you meant 2014.  You will probably get a few calls from confused people but just laught it off because it really isn’t a big deal.  Just double-check that the date on the invitations is correct before mailing them.

Post # 16
1243 posts
Bumble bee

Do you have a wedding website listed on the STDs? If so, maybe acknowledge your error in a humourous way there.

I feel your horror–I sent out invites for a function at work and listed the date as Wednesday, September 3rd. D’oh!  I’m pretty mortified as an invite went to a high ranking military official, however as people RSVP I am clarifying my error and spologizing for the mistake.  These things happen, and as others have said, obviously you don’t have a time machine, so people we know what you mean.

We all like to think the announcements and invitations we spend hours picking out will be cherished by our guests, but the reality is most people will cirlce the date on their calendars, and then chuck it.  I think you’re fine.

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