(Closed) Whoops! Is this a really bad etiquette faux pas? Invitations…

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is your wedding extremely formal? Proper etiquette calls for everything spelled out, but that sets a tone of formality. I’m sure you’re fine.

I just got a wedding invite in the mail, cannot remember if anything was spelled out or even what the font looked like .. haha

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Uuuhhhh…I would have never thought to spell out the whole name, so I think you’re ok. I doubt anyone will notice/care. If you’re very upset about it, turn the situation around. If you recieved an invitation and the state was abbreviated, would you gasp?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am Miss Persnickety and I hate getting stuff like that "wrong"…but even I wouldn’t re-address those envelopes. 🙂 If anyone asks, you can tell them that you wanted to make it easy for the USPS to deliver the invitations so that they’d arrive more quickly!

Post # 7
Bee
13105 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I don’t think it matters!  I wouldn’t worry another second about it.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

dont worry about it, no one will notice!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Don’t worry about it. As long as you got the state right, you are in the clear. Just breathe and relax. Everything will be OK.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I don’t think I notice whether or not invitations I get are abbreviated or not.  I don’t remember if I did on mine. 

I certainly don’t think it’s worth redoing them.  No biggie.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

You’re supposed to spell out the state?

Good to know…

Post # 13
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Honey bee

While traditional etiquette says that the state should be spelled out, the post office actually prefers the abbreviation. Your guests won’t notice or care. Since you’ve already done it, there isn’t any reason to start over. Just leave them be.

Post # 14
Bee
13105 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Totally not a big deal at all!  I doubt if anyone will notice.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Aww dont be too hard on your self! It’s fine! Noone will notice. And if a few do, which is highly unlikely, who cares!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow, I never would have thought about not abbreviating the state. I think I’ll do it the way the post man prefers – they work so hard already . . .

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