Post # 1
Help!! Here is my situation:
– My invitations are all done, sealed, stamped, and ready to go out tomorrow.
– When I was doing the last one, I happened to notice a typo. It’s not on the main card but on the Accommodations card. It reads “Rooms have been have been blocked at….” The print is small and it scrolls down over two lines (so the repeat isn’t all on one line), I didn’t notice it until just now.
I’m stuck – is it a big deal? Correcting it would mean re-ordering from the vendor, the Accommodations cards plus all new envelopes since I’d have to tear them all open. I’d have to wait for them to arrive and redo everything, and buy all new stamps too since I’ve already put them on the envelopes.
I personally don’t care, but do you honestly (please be honest!) think you’d be a bit underwhelmed if you got a wedding invite with a typo?
Post # 3
I would reorder, but that is just me. I am Type A and have to have everything perfect. If I was a guest, I would notice the typo, but I would not think less of you for it.
Post # 4
I would notice that, but then I’m a writer and English major. Can’t you send a message to the vendor explaining the error?
Post # 5
I personally would not give it a second thought. And I doubt others would either. The invitations are already sealed, stamped & ready to go…no need to worry yourself about this.
Post # 6
For me, if it’s not on the main invite, I wouldn’t care and probably wouldn’t even notice!
Post # 7
Most people won’t even notice. There are a couple of chain emails that go around challenging you to find the typo, and it is one just like you have: The same word (or words) printed on two lines – and it’s hard! Our brains tend to correct such mistakes. Is it really worth the cost and pain? At least it isn’t a name, date or time.
In a couple of months you’ll probably laugh about it. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m totally type-A when it comes to typos – and, given your wedding date, would definitely NOT redo. IMO, it’s more important to get them out at this point than to redo them. And, it’s really not that huge of a mistake (meaning, the point you are trying to communicate is not lost)
Post # 9
I am an english major and a writer as well, I think you will be fine. If the invitations are expensive I wouldn’t worry about it. The majority of people won’t notice, and its not on the main invite. I figure, every wedding has to have at least one thing go a tiny bit off from the plan, and this would get yours out of the way now in an extremely minor way!
However, if you can afford it easily, I might consider it, more for your peace of mind than anything else.
Post # 10
i doubt many people will notice and if they do i don’t think they will care, i think it would be a waste of time & money to reorder them…and since it isn’t on the main invite i don’t think it matters, i would contact the vendor and ask for some compensation however…
Post # 11
I had to re-read your post to see what the problem was, so I don’t think most people would notice.
Post # 12
Haha, I’m just like SaraRocks – I had to read your post TWICE to find the typo. I say you’re fine. Seriously, who is going to care about your accommodations card (or think less of you because of it)? I wouldn’t worry, but I guess that’s just me.
Post # 13
If it were me, I would reorder. Typos are a huge thing for me, to the point where I would have to consider all the other time, effort, and money spent on the invitations something of a waste, because the error is the only impression I’d come away with. It does sound like a huge pain though so I would understand if you chose to just let it go.
Post # 14
Definitely don’t re-do them!! The mistake is minor – I think misspelled words are more obvious than a repeated word. Like the poster above, I too had to read it a second time before I picked up on the error – and I’m a stickler for spelling and grammar errors!
Given the date of your wedding, I would not give the typo a second thought and would get those invites in the mail tomorrow morning as originally planned. I guarantee, 80% of your guests (if not more) are not even going to notice.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t worry about it.. seriously, I had to reread your post to even figure out what your typo issue was.
Post # 16
Grrrrrrr!!! Don’t you just hate that?
I voted “No” before reading your replies. Don’t sweat it.