wrong wedding website address on save the dates – how to notify guests?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
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Honey Beekeeper

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
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Honey bee

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
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Bumble bee

May I ask why your wedding invites are going out so early? June wedding invites shouldn’t go out before April..

Post # 8
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Register the incorrect address from your Save-The-Date Cards (if it’s available) and set up a re-direct.

Post # 10
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3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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.

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