Post # 1
OMG, After fighting with the printer a very long time to print my invites, response cards, and envelopes over the past few weeks I finally think I’m done. My stack of envelopes except the last 3 are sealed, stamped stuck on. Then I joke with my friend and say.. I’m out of stamps, you’re not going to send the response card back anyways, (I know hes coming arleady), and say you want Beef or chicken? I dont know why I said chicken, cause I was going to do fish.. and he goes, no fish? Then it clicks… it was supposed to be beef or fish. Oh crap!! What did I really put on the response card. Chicken. @)$*@#$*[email protected](*. Do I open them up and change it on the card? Do I go buy a new set to reprint the response cards AND envelopes? How do I get the stamps off? Can I just stick a note on the outside of the envelope saying theres a typo?? Would that just look awful?? ahhh!! Mass email people? What to do…. I debated just picking a chicken dish, but they were pretty dry and not very good at all so thats not an option. Is there a way to neatly open back up the envelope?
Post # 3
@pinkshoes: Mass email should be fine. These things happen and no one will fault you on it. Do you have a wedding website? Maybe an announcement on there as well.
Post # 4
Can you make a joke when you announce it about it being chicken of the sea? It may be a funny way to handle the typo.
Post # 5
And yes, wedding website, email, word of mouth should do.
Post # 6
I think it would be easier to change the entree. :}
Post # 7
Oh my. That stinks. I would open them back up and get new ones. It would bother me too much. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but I’m packed full of honesty.
Post # 8
@mwitter80: Agreed. I’d do that too. It would bug me WAY too much.
Post # 9
@julies1949: I agree. I would probably just change the entree to chicken and hope it isn’t dry. Maybe it was just dry the one day you tasted it? A bride can hope 🙂
Post # 10
Oh man, that blows big time. I’d probably change the entree before anyone noticed I made a mistake. Definitely talk to your caterer about your concerns though. Maybe they can slather those suckers in sauce to keep them juicy.
Post # 11
Changing the entree to the only decent chicken option would add almost $400 to my food cost! =( And its still a chance that its too dry.
I just talk to my friend, she said NO WAY to aanything written or on the outside of the envelope and that it just wouldnt look right. Looks like I’m gonna be hunting down my kit at target and trying to reopen these damn things.
After a quick google search, apaprently putting the envelope in the freezer for a few hours makes the flap easy to lift, I’ll update if that trick works…
Post # 12
Steam helps. I’m just not sure if it would curl the paper. Usually, if you boil a big pot of water on the stove and hold the envelope in the steam for a few seconds, it will be easy to open.
Post # 13
Sorry this happened to you! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the envelopes open up easily for you. No matter what, I’m sure your guests will be understanding. But I would definitely either reprint the cards or change the meal since people may have food allergies. Since it’s hopefully cheaper than $400 to re-do the cards and you prefer the fish, I would just go ahead and reprint like you’re doing.
Post # 14
Maybe you can just contact people who respond chicken.. however A LOT of people like chicken, so that may be a bad idea. Eh, mass e-mail will be best I’m sure. Send them out, then a few days later do a FYI e-mail with your mistake. No problems 🙂
Post # 15
@pinkshoes: What about designing new cards instead of going to buy whole new kits? and after steaming or freezing the envelopes just use a good ol glue stick to re-seal 🙂
Post # 16
This is a tough one. How much do the new kits cost