Help! Mistake in date on monetary gift card

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
Member
580 posts
Busy bee

I am not sure what culture you are from, I am guessing it is not Western because that’s something I have never heard of in the U.S.  Is this something extremely common in your culture? I would leave it alone. Your guests can always bring gifts to the wedding to give to you and your partner.

If it is very traditional to do this in your culture, I would email all guests to explain the incorrect date. If you have no email, call or text.

Post # 4
Member
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It used to be common in Western culture – you’d declare your calling days and the new wife would be available to receive guests and gifts in her new home.  Well.  In the 19th century.  That said, if your local guests will have the correct date, that’s good – if your number of out of town/foreign guests isn’t too high, maybe you could mail out a simple correction?  Nothing in a fancy card or stationary, just in a simple note with a correction.  It could also serve as a reminder for folks to RSVP by a certain date. 🙂

Post # 5
Member
7413 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you’re inviting someone to come give you a gift, you owe them the courtesy of correcting the mistake. Send emails or call those folks with whom you have a close enough relationship, and send new invites to the rest.

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors