Post # 1
first post on weddingbee here because i’d like to get some opinions on what steps i should take about my typo on our Save-The-Date Cards – i included the URL to our wedding website on our save the dates, but neglected to add three tiny characters that make all the difference between our guests finding my lovingly crafted wedding website page OR finding a 404 page. i’ve contacted the customer service people who host our wedding website to see if the address could be changed to reflect my typo, but that’s a no-go. we are in the process of getting our invites together to send out soon since our wedding’s in june, and i will of course include the correct URL in our invites (and spell-check the heck outta our invites), but that’s going to be another two weeks at least before we can have them sent out. the majority of our guests are coming from out of town, so having the information about our hotel blocks is important. my mom has emailed the correct URL to her side of the family, but i’m unsure how to notify my FH’s side of the family – he’s coming from a semi-weird family dynamic where he is just getting back in contact with his extended family living out of state, so sending out a mass email to inform them isn’t really in the cards either.
i’ve edited our wedding website to acknowledge my error in a (hopefully) humorous way, but here’s what i’m wondering — i’m friends on FB with most of our guest list. would it be totally tacky for me to post the correct link to our wedding website? honestly the most challenging part of this wedding planning shindig is navigating the etiquette, and i don’t want to unintentionally come across as rude or tacky.
Post # 2
woops! that sucks!
I wouldn’t post on your feed for 2 reasons:
1. it’s a bit rude to all the FB friends who aren’t invited
2. there’s no guarantee the intended people will see it.
If you have their emails, used that. Otherwise send private messages, as those are much more likely to make it to the recipient.
Luckily, if it goes to a 404 then most people will know to contact you rather than just shrug and give up.
Post # 3
I would send a handwritten and mailed follow up postcard or note with the correction enclosed.
ETA I missed that your invitations are going out in only two weeks. Personally I would have sent Save-The-Date Cards earlier and invitations later. At this point I would just call or write H’s out of town family members to let them know about hotel blocks.
Definitely do not post this on FB.
Post # 4
So, these save the dates just went out? Honestly, I’m not sure I would have bothered with Save the Dates this close to the wedding, particularly if you’re planning to send invites in two weeks.
Also, in my experience, not a lot of people take much effort to go to wedding websites. Most of my friends found that the majority of their guests didn’t even go to it.
Don’t post on facebook. Either call them up or message them directly. Or, since invites are going out in two weeks, create an insert with the correct address along with the hotel details if you don’t have an insert already. If they get the error in the meantime, they’ll contact you.
Post # 5
annabananabee : oh good catch, I didn’t notice the typo was on the Save-The-Date Cards.
OP: Most people won’t think to RSVP until they get the invite–def. follow the other posters’ advice and just include a card in the invite making it clear (and make sure the invite itself has the right address too!)
Post # 6
Honestly I doubt anyone noticed. Guests hardly check the wedding website before invites go out, even with save the dates.
Just deal with it on a case by case basis if they call and ask what’s up with the wrong URL. Just be sure to get it right on the invite.
Post # 7
May I ask why your wedding invites are going out so early? June wedding invites shouldn’t go out before April..
Post # 8
Register the incorrect address from your Save-The-Date Cards (if it’s available) and set up a re-direct.
Post # 9
thanks for everyone’s input and just to clarify – our Save-The-Date Cards went out in early December, so we didn’t just send them out. So since I’ve just been notified about the typo, it sounds like what a lot of y’all are saying about guests not actually checking the the website this early is correct. @bellsprout I totally would try to set up a redirect but the hosting site wasn’t able to do that for me unfortunately
I’m a more motivated to get our invites out early since this happened, but I think I won’t stress on the invites and privately message FH’s family on FB instead (I always forget FB has that feature!) still a little embarrassing, but they’ll have the information to book rooms early if they want
Post # 10
Can’t your Fiance send a mass BCC email out? Having the proper website address if that’s where all your info is is pretty important.
Post # 11
I think you should just let it go. It’s unlikely anyone was visiting your wedding website this early. If they do, they will ask for clarification and you can personally give it to them. Otherwise, wait until your invites go out.
Post # 12
normally i just google the couples names to find a wedding website. I rarely look on the STD or invite for that info. If you haven’t been getting contacted about it, I would assume people either A) didnt notice or B) found it on their own.
Include the right info on the invite/separate card and call it a day.
Post # 13
The way I see it, anyone who actually plans to visit your website will notice it’s not correct. Then they’ll contact you for clarification if they care enough about it. I wouldn’t stress over it.
Same thing happened to me concerning a baby shower. Her registry wasn’t correct at the store so I just called her. That easy. There are guests who probably didn’t even get her something from teh registry and therefore didn’t notice.