(Closed) Invitations: Please make sure you are spelling your guests’ names correctly

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Can you imagine how this will go in 20 years when all the kids with the super you-neek names are getting married and invited to weddings? Lol. The prospect makes me laugh. My own grandparents spell my brothers name wrong on purpose…they don’t like that it’s Zach instead of Zack.

Post # 33
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

my fiance’s name has always been correct but for my last name always come out in many variations Frown one friend of ours consistently mispells it on every holiday, thank you card, etc, even though i use those printed return address stickers that make everything clear! i sometimes want to underline and circle the spelling like marC but that would be super mean!!

@sweetredthing – i am also nervous about all of the addresses my Mother-In-Law gave me because they are all korean names and she was unsure about the English spelling…i have never met them so hopefully it won’t be a bad first impression!

Post # 34
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am one of those brides who is super paranoid about spelling people’s names wrong and I have spent hours figuring out spellings through facebook and google and making phone calls etc etc.  It really has added a lot of extra stress onto my planning and to be quite honest I really don’t care if I receive an invitation from someone else who has my name spelt incorrectly.  I do not plan on letting an incorrect spelling ruin my celebration with the couple who have put out a lot of money and time to have me there with them and probably cut down their guest list and yet still had me on it.  Although I understand the etiquette I also understand the difficulty with getting people to cooperate when looking for information (such as name spellings and addresses) for the invitations!!!   

Post # 35
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Fiance has a really hard last name and 3 of the 4 invitations from the last year were spelled incorrectly. But what really bothered me was two of the people addressed the envelopes:

           Mr. Fiance crazy last name

No and guest or anything specified. I understand if they didn’t know about me but they did and we have met several times, but I wasn’t sure if they were limited on people and cut down the amounts. So I asked a friend who was getting married right around the same time if she thought I was invited and she thought no. So Fiance rsvp’d for himself. We received a call a week later asking why I couldn’t make it to the wedding?? I was so confused, so when it happened again, I asked Fiance to call and double check.

Jeesh….that is one thing I am being very clear on the invites for ours.

Post # 36
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

100 envelopes later…I’m certain I messed up somewhere. It’s inevitable. I just wish people were a bit more understanding. Yes yes, I triple checked, but doing a k instead of c…back off folks! We’re all human. 🙂

Post # 37
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Eh, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It’s understandable that you may not know the correct spelling of someone’s name if you’re not super close or they go by a nickname. Yes, I think it’s important to double check before you mail Save the Dates or invites but it’s not the end of the world if a name is misspelled, I don’t think they’d refuse to come to your wedding over something so trivial. 🙂

Maybe it’s just because I’m used to having my name misspelled. I don’t let it bother me a whole lot.

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