(Closed) Bridal Shower Invites went out as magazines! Now what??

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2231 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would just call or email everyone the information if it’s only a week away. 

I don’t really get how tiny invitations got scanned/run as magazines. 

Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow that’s crazy!! How about having your Maid/Matron of Honor call all of the invitees? I know that you probably want to do everything that you can to make things run smoothly from this point, but I would think that your Maid/Matron of Honor should be the one to make this phone call, considering she was the one that sent out the invite (I assume that she’s hosting the shower as well?)

Post # 4
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Someone should just call and explain the mistake.

Post # 6
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think I know what you’re talking about. Instead of the envelope being addressed along the longest side, it was turned 90 degrees and address short ways, correct?

If so, yes, postage is more because of the way they have to feed it into the machine. The way she addressed it affects how they print/scan the barcodes on them and thus affects which machine it is sorted by (FI works at the post office general mail facility and works on the machines that is mostly flyers/magazines etc..)

Post # 7
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Since it’s next weekend- the Maid/Matron of Honor should call or email everyone directly, explain the error, and ask for RSVPs from those who haven’t yet done so. 


Post # 8
3336 posts
Sugar bee

YOU should do absolutely nothing.  But the host should be calling people and apologizing, explaining the error and inviting them.

If you call it could come off as “you have to come and give me presents”. 


Post # 9
13943 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your Maid/Matron of Honor needs to call everyone and apologize as well as getting the RSVP, and also needs to offer to reimburse everyone the 45 cents they were billed, if they did receive a bill.  I’d be really annoyed if I got an invitation to a shower that came “postage-due.” 

Post # 10
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with others!  A shower is thrown for you, so the host needs to call those who have not yet responded.  And I also think @Abbie007 is correct that the host should at least apologize for the stamp issue and offer to reimburse the invited ladies.  Most of them will say no, but it’s a polite gesture.  Have a great shower!!

Post # 11
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just call. No more extra work…. 🙂

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