Post # 1
Ughhhhh. My florist convinced me to do a menu. She said she would do a herb/greens sprig with the menu on each plate and it would be all pintrest worthy and shit. Begrudgingly I paid for the custom cut paper and tried designing the menu. I found a template thru WB and found a free font I liked and then proceeded to design the damn thing on Open office because I’ve been too cheap to buy Microsoft Office. Well open office is really bulky and tedious and I was doing some serious fudging to get the format and fonts to play nice. It took me three weeks to get them all printed since apparently even brand new printers struggle with odd shaped paper. I finally finished my last one tonight. 125 of them. all 125 say “barrel cut filet mignon with truffle Demi glacé vanilla with fresh lemon curd”. Yup.
Vanilla with lemon curd is one of our flipping cake flavors!!! I’m done with DIY forever, I think. Can’t decide if I will just nix them all together or send to a print shop. Anyway, feel free to share your own DIY debacles.
This topic was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by silvalia.
Post # 2
Oh my gosh, how aggravating! If it’s any consolation, they look really nice. And the food sounds great. How crappy about the mistake though.
Post # 3
What a bummer!! The menus look great otherwise!! Sorry you got through printing each one before catching the error 🙁
Post # 4
We paid to have our invitations addressed by a calligrapher. The front looked amazing. But Darling Husband got our address wrong. We covered up the return address with a label. It wasn’t the worst tho.
Post # 5
hihihihi but the menu look awesome! About make it a game at the wedding – find the typo -!
Post # 6
I would just leave it. Make it a joke by the MC and just say your making lemonade out of lemon curd! 🍋
Post # 7
use em! They look gorg! just act surprised if anyone says anything. 😭
Post # 8
Yeah honestly I would just use them too and if anyone says anything, make a joke about it. They look really nice!
Post # 9
They look really nice. If you decide to reprint, make sure to fix “parmesan” and “vinaigrette” too.
Post # 10
You make me feel soooo much better about my own debacle… spent HOURS making 175 menus, and then realized we had “crispy ricotta wantons” instead of wontons.
For 5 minutes I seriously considered just leaving it and crossing my fingers no one noticed… but the English major inside got the better of me, and then I realized I had “Fox Book” wine instead of “Fox Brook” so I smacked myself, tossed everything out, and started all over! So I feel your pain and am sending you good luck!
I was finally happy with the end result though! And on the plus side your menus look adorable!
Post # 11
something always happens at a wedding. thats not awful but kinda funny. with all the energy and money you have put in, i would just go with it and laugh. they are adorable.
Post # 12
Bummer. The theme looks nice though!
If you do end up retrying other DIY printing, it can be helpful to print on a regular sheet of paper to catch errors before printing on the fancy stuff. Sometimes it’s also helpful to have someone else read through it to catch errors. When you have looked at it for so long, it does get to be a bit more difficult to see the errors.
Post # 13
omg, you are absolutely right. I’m mortified!
Post # 14
thanks for sharing! I’d be so excited to see wontons on the menu I wouldn’t have noticed haha
Post # 15
They are beautiful. I’m in the minority… Mostly because a PP noticed spelling errors, I would reprint. Now that everything is formatted would it be easier? Or can you send it off to a printing company so they can have the headache?
My fail? I spent about eight hours straight on my programs. The ushers didn’t know they were supposed to hand them out. They were perfect… And no one saw them 🙁