(Closed) The wrong guest name… WWYD?

posted 13 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you cannot get their phone number, then a nice card would do.  Somehow let it show that you recognize the error.

Post # 4
596 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2022 - Oakland Manor

I think it depends on how wrong we’re talking here. I wrote a last name as Rickrhode instead of Rickrode, but I assumed it wasn’t  a huge deal.  My full name is Christiana, and sometimes I get things addressed to Christina, even from friends, even on my bridal shower cake. I’ve stopped caring that much about it. 

However, if her name is Sally and you addressed it to Sandra, that would be awkward, or if she kept her maiden name and you addresed her under her husband’s name, then I might apologize and let her know you’re sorry for the simple oversight.

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think sending a little note in a card would be a nice gesture… but i wouldn’t beat yourself up over it either.  

Post # 7
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would send a small note, but like krissybee said, don’t beat yourself up over it.  I would hope that your family would recognize how many invitations you are sending, and how easy it is to make a mistake.

Post # 8
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Send a note like the other posters said. Most likely, your cousin and his wife will get a laugh out of it.

Post # 9
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Blame the calligrapher!  🙂

Post # 10
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like jhphi’s idea! A card might be nice or tracking down a phone number for her.

 But seriously, if they just recently were married, I’m sure she can still remember the million things that are involved with the planning. I doubt she will hold a grudge for something like that. Just make sure to get it right from now on!!

Post # 11
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ha. I would say the calligrapher made an error too! Lol. Sorry for your mistake. Well, it shouldn’t hurt anything. When you send thank you cards, put her real name!

You could just have someone close to them mention it for you if it bothers you. 

I also have a name that my mom chose to spell completely different from the common spelling … so Im at the point where I don’t correct everyone, but now everyone seems to know. I don’t know how, but we get invites/cards all the time and the spelling for my first and last name- two very hard spellings, is always correct. I’m like, how did they know that? Lol. 

Post # 12
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I get invites that have my name misspelled ‘Gabriella’ instead of ‘Gabrielle’ or my last name miswritten. This actually bothers me MORE than if someone put ‘Abigail’ or ‘Danielle’ because its like, they knew the name but didn’t even bother to check if it was right spelling. If I got something that was a completely different name, I’d probably just have a good laugh about it.

Send her a quick note asap with a little humor in it like "Dear Sally (or Sandra as I apparantly like to call you). My deepest apologies for my flakiness when I sent my wedding invitations. Somehow I decided to rename you, but I apologize for the wrong name. If it makes you feel better, I also *make up or tell some other flighty story here*. Nonetheless, We hope you can make it to the wedding! With love, aja0829" 

Post # 13
3968 posts
Honey bee

As a new wife, I think she’d be more than understanding at the mistake.  It would be gracious for you to write her a note – to tell her you realized the goof and apologize for it.  I think it would be enduring to receive a note like that and shows a lot of class.

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