I messed up my invites by forgetting to put my groom's last name.

posted 2 months ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should I do to fix my groom's last name on invite?
    It's probably okay to just leave it how it is. : (19 votes)
    54 %
    Place a sticker with his last name on the front of the invite. : (0 votes)
    Find a way to afford it & reorder the whole lot. : (15 votes)
    43 %
    Panic and stress out : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    436 posts
    Helper bee

    I would not worry about it. Anyone coming to the wedding should know his name. It will be a funny story to tell people later on. 

    Post # 3
    998 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    jax4sure :  Eh, I would let this one go as is. People make these silly mistakes and this one is forgivable, if it is even noticed. Do you have a wedding website? Make sure that has all the right information and you’ll be fine.

    Post # 4
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    Is it a formal wedding or smaller?

    If it’s formal and 100+ people, you should definitely reorder them. If not, it’s probably fine.

    Post # 6
    5313 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d re-order. It’s not like you spelt the month wrong, you entirely left off his last name. Kind of a big deal IMO. Contact the printing company, they might be able to give you a break on price. 

    Post # 7
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    I wouldn’t sweat it, especially since you said it’s mostly family and close friends. We all make mistakes, and I’m sure you’ll look back on it and laugh.

    Post # 8
    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    jax4sure :  you’re last name is on it, right? 

    If yes, it would drive me a bit crazy. I really would try to get corrected ones. But if there is no money, then that’s that. Don’t dwell on it. No one is hurt, didn’t ruin your day……

    Post # 9
    92 posts
    Worker bee

    Is there anyone invited, specifically on your husbands side, who you have not met or who would not recognize your fiancé by his first name alone?  We had several guests, specifically friends of my husbands parents, who would not recognize my name, and because they only saw my husband a few times a year if that (and the fact my husband has a very common name), that his last name was 100% needed on the invitations.  I would go ahead and try to find the money to reorder, even just out of respect to his family.

    Post # 10
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I’m not sure where you ordered them from, but I used a major online printing company and emailed them that I had made a mistake on my rsvp cards. Their customer service was amazing. They literally made the change for me and resent me new ones. I didn’t have to send the old ones back (not that they’d want personalized rsvp cards but figured they’d ask for them returned anyway) and they were shipped 2 days after my initial email telling them I had made a mistake. Not saying whatever company you used would do this but it’s definitely worth trying! I emailed asking if they could help in any way but admitted it was my mistake. I was hoping for maybe a coupon or free shipping? I never would’ve imagined they would’ve sent new ones completely free of charge. I didn’t even pay shipping. Obviously my mistake probably cost them a few bucks, but not many, and they’ve gained a loyal customer and an amazing review from me via word of mouth whenever anyone asks about a printing company.

    Post # 13
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    jax4sure :  I didn’t either at first. I was soooo mad at myself because it was obviously my mistake and I figured I’d be stuck reordering. Then I thought, what the heck do I have to lose? Maybe I’ll get free shipping? I was floored at their response. I almost cried. We’re on a tight budget since we’re paying for everything ourselves and I was not expecting such awesome customer service. It’s often hard to come by anymore. Let us know how it goes!

    Post # 14
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Can you tell us the wording you used? 

    Post # 15
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d have to see it to really advise. Can you post the mock up? But if the last name is on the back, it’s probably fine. Is your last name on there?

    I agree with the ot b error person who says it’s a good funny story for later. 

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