NOOO!!! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN!?!

Can you guess why I’m shouting in frustration??

Hint: It happens to many brides, but you never think it will happen to you.

Hint: It’s concerning paper.

Hive, I have sent out my save the dates with a typo. I hang my head in shame even though I have since moved past the embarrassment of it all. When I first got the call from Mom Sword there was some shouting, some frustration, lots of shock, and about five tears shed. I read about this happening to other bees, but you never think it will happen to you. YOU will be extra careful. YOU will make sure that everything is spelled correctly. HA. YOU are a fool (and in this case by YOU I mean ME).

The good news is, the typo is not in anything too crucial. It’s not in the date or the location of the wedding. I mean, if the date was wrong, we’d be scrambling to figure out an emergency backup plan, but thankfully that is not the case. Mom Sword told me that her friend once sent out a birth announcement for her son whose name was Brian, but his announcement said “Brain.” Yikes.

It happens. It’s just one of many wedding-related things that will inevitably go wrong throughout the next few months, and you have to take it in stride. It would be easier if Mr. Sword and I weren’t such perfectionists. We literally had like five people proofread our STDs before we clicked the “order” button. I’m almost 100% sure that everything was spelled correctly. When they sent an email back saying they’d made revisions to the font I never guessed they would have accidentally switched two letters in his last name, but I think that’s what they did. When we went back in to look at their font revisions I didn’t focus too much on revising the words again because I thought they would be the way I’d left them. GRRRR. It’s technically my fault; I should have revised again after their revisions instead of just skimming. Now we know: Have five people check it every single time something new happens to your image. The company is a well-known wedding paper company that a lot of people use, but I’m still a little miffed and unsure if I’d use them again for my invitations.

Of course, they might not have changed any of the letters around, and I should really just take full responsibility for my error. So yeah, it’s my fault. I guess.

It looks like no one even noticed (except Mom Sword and FMIL, of course). I got lots of emails and texts saying people have received them and how cute they are, but nothing about the typo thankfully. So naturally I’m making sure to tell everyone all about it. :) Why not? It’s better to just laugh about it!

Mom Sword is proudly posting hers on the fridge and thinks it’s the most beautiful one she’s ever seen. And even though I think they’re fabulous, when I think about how every single one of them has that obnoxious typo on it, I get irritated.

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Blissfully unaware at this point

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Even inspecting them upon arrival, they seemed fine!

(all photos personal)

The big reveal of the STDs is yet to come! I will say that Mr. Sword did a fantastic job printing addresses right onto the envelopes (which I love the look of, BTW), and just for future reference it costs $1.05 to send a normal-sized card to the UK.

In the end, I’m so glad we took the time to send them. We have a lot of people coming from out of state and out of country, and I know they appreciate the heads up. It’s also exciting that our wedding website is now “live,” as Mr. Sword says, and people will be able to visit that for more information.

And just in case you’re reading this and you think the unthinkable will never happen to you, think again! :) OK, anyone else send out an STD or invite with the dreaded typo? How did you handle it?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Sword

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
March 2013

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    pixiestix6089 60 posts, Worker bee @ 5:50 pm

    My best friend printed the wrong address to the church on her invites and didnt notice it until the week of the wedding! We all spread the word about the typo and everyone made it to the right place, so it worked out okay in the end! Also gave us something to laugh about at the reception. Not to mention that half of her cookies got delivered to the wedding in the next room at the banquet hall…but thats another story lol

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    Miss Fairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 pm

    That typo has got to be worth at least ten years of happiness :)

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    californiapoppy 9 posts, Newbee @ 8:02 pm

    We spent hours setting up a wedding website so that we could include the address on our save-the-dates. They arrive in the mail and two days later we discover that the site hosting service was no longer free so we had to go elsewhere. We stuck a label on the back of the save-the-date postcards with the new address, which I thought looked awful. Nobody’s mentioned it, though, and we’ve gotten compliments about the save-the-dates, so no biggie.

    We’re all our own worst critics, though, so I definitely sympathize!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:54 am

    We just finishing our invites this weekend and I checked and double checked for typos! But I wish I had triple checked after reading your post *Scrambles off to check the spelling of each word*

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