(Closed) Invitation … Grammar Error and They are All Printed Out!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I tend to autocorrect in my brain and this doesn’t seem like a glaring error to anyone not thinking of wedding stuff 24/7.  I think they’ll read it as if it has the “we”.  Don’t sweat it.

Post # 4
2701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i read it and didn’t even notice it. Seriously. no worries

Post # 5
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a copy editor, and while I see what you mean, I wouldn’t have judged you at all for this! I think you’re fine! 

And–if it makes you feel better, I misspelled DH’s middle name on our invites, and no one but his parents mentioned that they had noticed! 

Post # 7
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I can see what youre saying but never would have thought of it or noticed it if you hadnt pointed it out, dont sweat it. If it makes you feel better Fiance and I are having a destination wedding and we forgot to put the date we fly out on the invitations! so everyones like “Yeah well thats great you guys are getting married Jan 26th but when the heck do we actually fly down to Jamaica” Crap…haha that was a VERY noticeable mistake!

Post # 8
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like jo.lee, my brain automatically inserted the “we.” I think it makes sense as is, and I bet even your grammar-loving friends will think it looks fine Smile

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So minor and not noticeable until you pointed it out. Please don’t worry!

Post # 10
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I was an invited guest and read this I wouldn’t even think the way it’s worded that both your parents had your name.

I’m a perfectionist as well and know exactly where you’re coming from. When I read the title of this thread I thought the invites might read your mothers name as “Harry” when her name is “Mary”. Don’t stress, it reads fine.

Post # 11
13953 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People won’t mess that up.  Seriously, it looks fine!  

Post # 12
11265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i see exactly what you’re saying.  (damn you ffil)

i don’t think many people will really notice.  they will see your names, the date and the time.

Post # 13
11532 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am a perfectionist and have done a tremendous amount of editing throughout my career, and I’m not entirely sure what you’re saying. 

If you did not put your parents’ names on the invitations (i.e. if “Ms. Silver Plum Fairy” and “Mr. Grumpy” are your and your FI’s names), then I do not see a glaring problem.  The only thing that really is missing would be the comma needed after the introductory clause of “Together with our parents.” However, it is my understanding that invitations actually would not require this type of punctuation. I think you will be fine.

Post # 14
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

When I first read it I did not see what you meant… I doubt your guests will notice. They know who You guys are!

Post # 15
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Well, you’re effed.  No one’s going to come now!

Hehe, just kidding of course.  I really think you’re fine – I wouldn’t bother to reprint!

Post # 16
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

if you hadn’t pointed it out…I would have not even noticed.  

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