Post # 1
So I sent out my invitations and today my fiance called to tell me that one of his friends found a spelling error. I spelled twelve by adding an extra e so that it reads tweleve! I don’t understand how I did this I read it over and over just so this wouldn’t happen! I am so embarrassed! What should I do?
Post # 3
i wouldn’t do anything it happens…I’ve received invitations with a misspelled word and it isnt a big deal at all never even thought twice about them actually. Besides i see how you would make that mistake the W and E are right next to each other your finger could have easily pressed it.
Post # 4
My invitations said “along with their son’s” instead of “along with their sons.” Only one person pointed it out, rudely to my mother, who is a B*#[email protected] anyway. Either no one else noticed or no one else cared so it’s not a big deal.
Post # 5
Most people wont notice because the mind will just read it as twelve. The few that do might point it out not to be a rude b*tch like @MrsKittyMt: said but because they may be concerned that the printer stuffed up and you could get some recourse there!
Post # 6
Honestly, you can’t do anything about it since they’ve been sent. I spent forever on our invites. Quadruple checked spelling (all spelling was right). Loved our font. Showed it to my Fiance (now hubby) and Maid/Matron of Honor several times beforehand to help make corrections. They were approved. Later, my Fiance says that one of his friends called cracking up. Apparently, because of the font I chose, when I wrote “following the ceremony, please join us for dinner & dancing in the ballroom,” it looked like “dinner and dancing in the bathroom.” Fiance thought it was funny. I was mortified. So, my advice, shake your head at the error, get a glass of wine, get a massage, then get back to planning.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone that really does make me feel better! I asked a super close friend if she notice anything off on the invite and she said no so I told her. She said she would have never noticed it if I wouldn’t have pointed it out! So I think I will just try not to point it out to anyone else!@courtneyrl:
Post # 8
no worries – the eye will read it as twelve. That’s why it’s so hard to proofread things – your brain turns it into the right word.
Post # 9
An interesting fact is that for most people, our brains just read the word as a whole, instead of reading each individual letter. That’s why it’s so easy to miss spelling mistakes like this after proof-reading a bunch of times. Like this little brain teaser:
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Your invitations have already gone out, and it’s very likely that hardly anyone will notice the mistake. Their brains will recognize the word as “twelve.” And for those who notice, oh well! Worse things could happen.
Post # 10
You don’t need to do a think but laugh and have a glass of wine. Seriously not a big deal at all.
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Post # 12
@Ms Bookworm: That’s too funny.. and it’s right, it’s not problem to read that paragraph!
Post # 13
Just tell them that’e the British spelling lol!
Post # 14
I almost sent out my invitations with the wrong date. After four people proof read them. It happens!! We were only saved because RIGHT before we were getting ready to mail them, by BIL said, “I thought you were getting married in March, not May.”