(Closed) Spelling mistake on printed invitations!

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think if it’s something noticeably wrong that may affect someone other than yourself (say, a misspelled/mislabeled address or a parent’s name spelled wrong) then I would see if you can negotiate a reprint with your local printer…obviously the error was not their responsibility, but perhaps they’ll take pity! However if it’s something like leaving the ‘c’ off of accommodations (very common mistake!), no one is going to notice, so I’d just leave it be. People will admire the look of your invites and just skim for the important info! 

Post # 4
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It didn’t happen to me, but it happened in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." They used the invitations anyways.

How big is the spelling mistake? ie. what are the chances that someone who looks at the invitation a couple of time would catch it? If it has a huge mistake like the date, someone’s name or venue location then maybe I’d try to talk to the printing company and see what can be done, especially if the error was theirs!

Good luck!

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We actually spelled my MIL’s name wrong on the invitations.  No kidding.  I don’t know what I would have done if I figured it out before we sent them – probably nothing, as it was the way I sent them in, so we would have had to pay to get them reprinted.

I’m still ticked about this – because my husband proofed them, and it’s his mother, right?  And I swear I asked him, because the way her name is spelled on his birth certificate is different than they way I have seen her spell it.  Apparently, however, she commonly spells her name a little bit differently.  (At least some of the time – I also have a Christmas card and a thank you note from her in which she spelled it the way we did on the invitation.)

It really bothered me for a while.  Now it’s just funny – at least to us.  Probably my SIL (who is the one who pointed it out) is still angry. 

I agree that most likely nobody will notice.  In our case, who would have known, except my husband’s immediate family?  Most people will be looking at the design, the font, and the important information (date, time, place) and will really gloss over the rest.

Post # 7
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Since it sounds like it was your mistake, let them know that you’ve caught something, and see if you can work out a re-print for a discount.

Post # 8
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I made this mistake, with my future FIL’s name! Needless to say, we stopped the presses. He said he didn’t mind, but I couldn’t join their family like that. 

I’m sure your printer will have some empathy and cut you a deal. Good luck!

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