(Closed) Have you made any etiquette oopsies….

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is considered an etiquette oopsy, but given the situation I would do it exactly the same way.

We are living in one country, getting married in another, and our guests are coming from all over the world. To facilitate communications (and admittedly to save a nice chunk of cash on printing) we designed — correction, Fiance designed — our wedding invitations in Corel Draw and we emailed them to our guests.

I completely understand the reasons behind sending paper invitations, but it just wasn’t practical for us. Where we live, we couldn’t print quality invitations anyway and we quite liked being kind to the environment (although it doesn’t exactly make up for the carbon footprint of all of our overseas guests flying to the wedding).

Post # 4
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t think this is really as much of an etiquette “oops” but for whatever reason I mistakenly left my stepdad out of our programs. Our wedding was 1 month ago today and I am still so upset and feel so terrible. My mom, him, anyone… no one said anything so I am hoping maybe they didn’t notice 🙁 But how bad does it look when I spell out are unknown harpist but not my own stepdad?!?!

Post # 5
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh yeah!! I invited the whole world!  I think this is bridal mistake #2 on some DJ list I saw online somewhere.

Our venue holds 130 in the main dining room, and an extra 50 in an overflow room.  We invited the exact amount of 180 guests.

So far we have 139 confirmed guests (today was the deadline to RSVP), so it looks like we’ll be using that room but some of my closest friends said they’ll go in the back and have their own party.

I really don’t want to put anyone back there.  It’s really isolated from the rest of us.

Wish us luck!

Post # 6
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sort of along those lines… when I first got engaged, I kept running around being like “OMG we’re engaged, you HAVE TO COME TO THE WEDDING!”  It makes me cringe to think about now.  First of all, because it is so incredibly naive, and secondly, because invitations are going out next week and I have some damage control to take care of.

Newly engaged girls:  don’t run around telling everyone they’re invited to your wedding!

Post # 7
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I did exactly what JMC did.  It’s hard not to, cuz you’re so excited…but then, later, you’re totally Pam from the office going “why did we invite all these people?”

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was registry-stalking and saw these cutting boards were purchased which I hadn’t registered for. I made a comment to my Maid/Matron of Honor about them just off-handedly. Well, it was her mom who bought the cutting boards. I found out from a friend before the shower and was able to profusely apologize, but man was I mortified. I wish I had just kept my mouth shut.


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