(Closed) Invitation Mistake….

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh no… so sorry this happened.

If the final proof you approved was correct, you should be able to go back to the place you ordered your inviations and get them to quickly print another set right? I know if the proof was wrong then there’s nothing you can do about it, but from here it sounds like it’s the vendors fault. Have you tried to contact them about this situation yet?

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For sure contact your vendor because they will be required to fix this! 

Post # 6
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Absolutely get in touch with your vendor. Don’t be too accusatory, as that will put them on the defensive. Just explain that you approved the correct spelling, and the wrong spelling was sent to you. In my experience they will not only reprint them, but will probably offer you a discount and do a rush print job. Out of interest, did it say Lieutenant on it because either you or your Fiance is in the military? Because in that case (as a military fiance myself) I would strongly recommend re-doing them. A non-military person might not notice it, but someone in the service definitely will and it might be seen as a mark of disrespect that the rank was spelled wrong. I’m so sorry this happened to you!

Post # 7
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

First, I would decide what it is that you want.  Do you want them reprinted so that you can redo everything?  If your proof was correct, your vendor should fix them – unless they have a policy concerning how many days you have to review your order and get back to them with any issues.  (And they might – just like some stores have time limits on returns.)  It also sounds like even if you get the reprint for free, you’re going to have costs associated with envelopments and envelopes, and of course, your time to redo everything.  Or are you just looking for a refund of part or all of the cost of your printing?

Whether you really want or need to redo some or all of the invitations has to be your decision – and londonladybug as a good point – in your case the implications may be more serious than with your average typographical error.  However, speaking as someone who has done some work in the service industry, you do need to know what you would like the vendor to do for you before you call them about this.  They will probably have some standard policies, and can easily tell you you what they can do to make things right, but if it’s not what you want, you’ll just end up more frustrated.

Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.

Post # 8
48 posts

Your printer would probably reprint the invites for free. However, I do agree with suzanno that you should really know what you want before calling them. A clear plan would save you time and lessen frustration. Either you ask for free reprint or a refund. Full refund would mean you might have to send the "old" ones back (which of course would be a problem since you have already attached them on envelopements). Partial refund would be possible even without you sending the "old" invites back. Or you can ask your printer to redesign you an invitation into something more grandeur so that you may not need envelopements anymore.

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m dealing with a similar situation now too.  Our proofs were correct, but when they came printed they were crooked and not aligned properly.  Ours need to go out at the end of the month and we still haven’t received new ones yet.  I’ve been going back and forth with the company for weeks now, and it’s like playing telephone.  She has to go back and forth with the printing company.  Truly frustrating, but there’s no way I’m sending out crooked invitations!

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