(Closed) Was pressured to get invites out and they went out with mistakes :(

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My invitations had mass amounts of names spelled wrong. We think one couple RSVPed no because their name was so off. When Fiance asked his mom about why there were so many miss-spelled names, she said that in her country people spell people’s names however they think it’s spelled and no one cares! AH!!

I feel your pain!

Post # 5
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep I’ve had to juggle work and planning too. As a result I’m 2 months out and still have HEAPS to do. Our invites had a mistake as well, I was busy at work and didn’t pick it up. It’s only a very small error that only one guest has noticed, it was on the rsvp card and part of the special meal request section not the invite, thank God.

Do you have any family or bridal party members who can help you with the load. I’m sure people will be happy to help if they are aware that it’s needed.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

MY NAME is spelled wrong! Where the blocked of rooms under “last name/last name” is written, Future Mother-In-Law spelled my last name wrong (she designed/printed/paid for them all)….I glanced over them how many times, my fiance did, too…..but it was always an in between things at work or what have you….I’m sure my family will notice, hopefully no one else does! It is a 2 n’s at the end of my name situation — most people drop one of them and spell it wrong anyway I guess!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Bears-bub:  First off, “ceilingcat knows when” made me smile, so thanks for that!  I will be adding it to my bag of phrases!

Second, get thee a wedding planner pronto.  It’s never too late in the game to bring in a relief pitcher, and it sounds like you need one.  With my first wedding, I got so frazzled that I brought in someone the last week, and she was a lifesaver!  I’ve done the 2-3 hr commute thing before, and it’s not pretty.  I empathize, and totally understand why wedding planning is taking a backseat.  Time to hand over the reigns, hun, so that you can breathe easier and tasks can get done while you’re chained to your desk.  

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was so excited after I got engaged the first thing I did was pick a date and book the venue, then order the invitations. I asked my Fiance a dozen times about spelling, had my parents look it over, then ordered them. Fast forward to last month, I show 125 of these beautiful, professionally printed invitations to my Future Mother-In-Law…only to have her smile and tell me that I spelled her name wrong on ALL of them! (we used the traditional wording of “[my parents] along with [his mom] cordially invite you blah blah”). Anyways, I added an “e” to the end of her name where there is none. So now I have to mail these invites out to his WHOLE family, knowing that they’ll all get a good laugh out of it! Luckily my Future Mother-In-Law is a good sport and she laughed the whole thing off, but it bothered me. And By The Way, guys are useless about these things…my FI actually argued with his mother that SHE was spelling her OWN name wrong! Laughing

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oops.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kybride: I discovered this a few minutes after I posted only to be extremely embarrassed. Apparently, it’s not common in US English but is interchangeable with spelled? Thanks for the heads up.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s ok.  Mistakes happen, especially when work tends to come before wedding planning.  I accidently sent out a few invitations to our family early and had the wrong year!!  Luckily I realized this error before sending out majority, but it was pretty funny looking at invites that were for 2011 instead of 2012.  And I definately go off of the names people actually go by rather than their real names, it would be way too hard in our family, no one really goes by their real name.  Don’t stress about it, it will all work out.

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