(Closed) Guys…. my goooodddddd

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is why WE do all this sort of stuff, LoL.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

LOL …. I feel your pain… It took my Fiance a week before I mailed out the invites to give me a list.  Maybe try to email him back and ask him to give you more info (married, correct spelling etc.).

Then it should be much easier to address the invites… good luck! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Add a little note to those invites stating: *The bride had no hand in the adderss/name spelling of these invites. Any and all errors are the responsibility of the groom. Haha, just kidding. So wrong.

Anyway, is there anyway he can email or contact those friends to get the right spelling? 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

LOL!  Frustrating but funny…  I feel you.  I got a list where Running Bear Road was spelled Running Bare Road (yipes!).  It was like a misspelled word search.  I ended up messing up a few envelopes because of misspellings on the list that I received.  I sat with the internet open and fiance in the room while I corrected every single name and address, and neither of us is sure whether we spelled Jonathan right on one of the envelopes (spelled differently than here)… At that point, we did our best and sent the damned thing.

Hopefully, you’ll look back on this and laugh!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

OMG I feel your pain too… For the people my dear, darling Fiance wants to invite, he has no idea how to spell their names, who they’re married too, or how many kids any of them have…

 I ended up asking his mom and a woman he works with (who I didn’t know until the day I went in and asked for her help).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

haha…Fiance didn’t understand why we couldn’t just address to his friend and let them figure out if they were married/brought a guest etc.

Then he got all mad that I spelled out "Doctor" for the doctors (who are mostly his parents’ friends, By The Way, b/c my parents are doing their own list).

The best thing we ever did was to create an address entry form on our website that we sent out with our STD’s.  I shudder to imagine what it would have been like to track everyone down otherwise 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Fizics- We did that too.  I was so happy that for some percentage we had a reliable name and address.  Fiance may not be able to spell, but he can write a great coding script!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Totally relate. I even volunteered to sit *with* my guy and write it all down. He kept getting frustrated and going, "I don’t know who else…" even with me quietly prompting: "What about friends from church? Or so and so from class?"

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I gotta second (or more!) ejs4y8! Boys just don’t understand! LOL

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went through the same exact thing.

This is our story. He didn’t give me a list. We ordered Save-the-Dates. I sent out to the addresses I had. He kept saying, tomorrow I will get the addresses for my friends we need to send the STD’s to… then tomorrow became a week, a month, another month… TWO WEEK BEFORE I SEND OUT THE INVITES he finally sends his friends save the dates…. And then he continues to collect addresses for me to send invites.

My Maid/Matron of Honor and I Gocco the wedding invites. I have, what I think is, the final list- but we make extra invites. I arrive home to find him panicking that I only made a certain number of invites- when he decided that he wanted to send some MORE invites OUT OF COURTESY to previous employers and previous co-workers. I was so frustrated because I had to cut guests from my list to make sure we didn’t OVER INVITE people. we only budgeted for a certain amount of guests, and here he is adding guests that we hadn’t previously considered inviting. 

On top of that- after we send out the invites, he complains we are going to go over budget for having more guests.   

All I have to say is— save your addresses! The men won’t help us! I sent out an email to some of his friends I found email addresses of saying he ‘hasn’t been doing his groom duty, would they so kindly send me their addresses.’   A friend of his yesterday emailed me asking if her husband was permitted to go to the wedding. my FH says- see I told you people would be confused with the online RSVP thing. And my reply was- well if you had told me her husbands NAME and that she was even MARRIED I would have put Mr and Mrs So-and-So on the mailing envelope… 

I think obtaining addresses and mailing the STD’s and invites out was by far the most frustrating experience ever in this planning process.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Getting info from my guy was like pulling teeth at first. "Dont worry about it. I’ve got addresses and significant others names. I’ll get to it" was the response i kept getting. So I started with my info and then handed him blank ones and said "you know it – you do it otherwise im addressing them to ‘Joe and Whoever’ ". He sat down and gave me the list the next day. 🙂

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