I got a beautiful wedding invitation in the mail today...and it contains a spelling error
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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:28:45 PM
No, I won't tell the couple or their families. It's bugging me!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:29:59 PM
What was spelled wrong??



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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:32:18 PM
You don't have to tell them, but come on, you have to tell us what it was!!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:32:30 PM
I think it's nice that you are not going to say anything. I'll bet there will be plenty of other people who will point out the mistake to the couple.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:32:32 PM
The word 'believers' (in reference to the church where the ceremony is being held-it's spelled 'beleivers' on the invite


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:34:40 PM
oh my gosh, that is a doozy! I wonder if they noticed when they got them, but didn't have time to do anything about it


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:35:20 PM
Well that's a pity. I wonder if they caught it and agonized over possibly reprinting the invitations (or remaking them!) and then decided they were going to send them out as-is and rely that the recipients wouldn't notice or care.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:36:34 PM
We got one recently and it also has an error - a word repeated - "of" appears at the end of onelineand then again at the beginning of the next line. Haven't said anything. It's a family member. I don't know if anyone else has said anything to them or not. And the one we got in the fall had the address for the ceremony and reception, with the wrong zip code.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:02:18 PM
My SIL made her own invitations (as many of us do) and sent them out without the date on them.

Thank goodness she's easy going. She got a great laugh out of it!

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:10:14 PM
I made the map and direction inserts for my sister's wedding. They were the directions from the church to the reception location.


My very first line was incorrect. I had everyone turning the wrong direction out of the church.

Of course, no one noticed it until the last minute, so I had to make an announcement before the ceremony to point out and correct my error.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:24:23 PM
I got one from a family member that had patients instead of patience. I said nothing but chuckled to myself.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:25:06 PM
If anyone says anything to them, I'm sorry, but they are an A$$hole. If they've been sent, there is nothing the couple can do. It will only make them feel bad--what is the point of that except to be a know it all or jerk? . Even though I despise typos and errors I despise wasting money more so I think I would have a hard time sending not sending them out myself. Not that big of a deal...life goes on.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:15:16 PM
What good can come of saying something?

It cannot be fixed.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:34:39 PM
I received one last year, inviting me to their "weeding."


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:55:38 PM
A mistake like that would bother me, but mistakes do happen. Sometimes, there just is not enough time to redo invitations. I agree I would not tell the bride about it because I'm sure someone else will.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:56:56 PM

What good can come of saying something?

It cannot be fixed.

Sometimes grace involves sparing another person embarrassment.






I completely agree! This is such a sweet couple. I really hope no one rains on their parade.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:08:26 PM

Sometimes grace involves sparing another person embarrassment.


Yes.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:12:28 PM
When we got married, there was a mistake on our invitations, also, and it was my fault. I spelled my father's name wrong! His name is Frederick, and I wrote it as Fredrick. I felt terrible. My dad was MAD, but these were nice, engraved invitations and we didn't have time to re-do them.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:08:44 PM
My cousin got engaged and planned on marrying his sweetheart 8 weeks later. Their engraver transposed the date and printed the 31st instead of the 13th. It was a backyard reception and her parents just overruled them and said you wait the 2 weeks we'll pay for your honeymoon too.
The 13th it poured rain all day long....the 31st dawned bright clear and super sunny.....in Seattle......in May.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:12:57 PM


I received one last year, inviting me to their "weeding."



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:21:45 PM

I received one last year, inviting me to their "weeding."




I wouldn't have said anything to them, but I probably would have left a pair of nice gardening gloves hanging out of my purse at the reception



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:48:19 PM
It was for my great nephew and his bride. It was for their wedding in Las Vegas last July. I wasn't able to attend.

We all received the invitation the same day as the wedding!

She also forget to specify which chapel in the hotel.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:12:36 AM
My cousin and his sweetheart made their invitations - works of art they are, and poetry all over the place... alas no date!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:50:40 AM
I agree with not saying anything - I am sure the couple is aware of the error. As others said, they may not have had time for a reprint, or even more likely approved the the proofs with the error do would have had to pay to have them reprinted. Mistakes happen.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:47:37 AM
Looks like I may be the odd man out here...there was a typo on our response cards. No fewer than 4 people looked at the finished product and not one of us saw it!! I mailed the out of town guests their invitations about 3 weeks before the in town guests and thank goodness one of my Aunts pointed out the error. We were able to have the response cards reprinted before we sent them out to the in town guests who were, in our case, the vast majority.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:40:54 AM
I would want to know .... And if it wasn't my mistake, I'd be asking the printer for a big ol' refund!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:55:13 AM
It wouldn't bug me at all. I'm sure they probably know by now.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:06:53 AM
why does it bother some of you SOOOO much when you find a typo?

it's not you that will be embarassed

or contemplated reprinting and mailing

all you did was receive the typo infected document

(this is NOT directed at the OP...but those of you would come in and said how much it bothers you)

does a misspelled word unbalance your chakra or something? (and i bet that word is misspelled!)

and speaking of misspelled...last night i looked at the sign in front of my MIL's restaurant...it said 'restraunt'

i laughed and attributed it to one of the teenaged waitresses.

i will probably mention it to her...but i won't lose any sleep over it!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:45:13 AM
Our invitations had an error in them. Totally my fault, but I was devastated. I cried and cried. Of course, no time or money to redo them. I would have been so hurt if someone had said something about it. 25 years later, still together, so all was okay in the end.




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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:31:04 AM

why does it bother some of you SOOOO much when you find a typo?

it's not you that will be embarassed

or contemplated reprinting and mailing

all you did was receive the typo infected document

(this is NOT directed at the OP...but those of you would come in and said how much it bothers you)

does a misspelled word unbalance your chakra or something? (and i bet that word is misspelled!)

and speaking of misspelled...last night i looked at the sign in front of my MIL's restaurant...it said 'restraunt'

i laughed and attributed it to one of the teenaged waitresses.

i will probably mention it to her...but i won't lose any sleep over it!


For the record, I would not say anything about a typo on a wedding invite.

To answer your question, typos bother be depending on the context. If it's business related, then for me, that shows lack of attention to detail, and honestly a lack of professionalism. If you're a professional and your letter or note or announcement or any of your signs has a typo, that makes my opinion of you a little bit less than what it used to be.

If my nephew writes me a letter and it has a typo, I would probably never say anything. Same as a wedding invite.

And, yes, go ahead, I'm sure there are plenty of grammatical errors in my post. There's probably a typo or two. I'm sure someone will point them out.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:37:34 AM
Not my invites but on my Save the Dates I put the wrong year. We were married in 2011, made/printed STD in 2010 and put our wedding date, 2010.

Thankfully we caught it and were able to reprint them.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:49:47 AM
You know what, even in a business situation, we are all human, not robots. Mistakes happen. I cannot believe that someone would think less of someone else for a spelling error (well yes I can, but I think it is ridiculous). I can understand if it is a consistent pattern. But a spelling error on occasion? Just not enough for me to get worked up over or think less of someone for. I will honestly never understand the outrage over it.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:05:24 AM

You know what, even in a business situation, we are all human, not robots. Mistakes happen. I cannot believe that someone would think less of someone else for a spelling error (well yes I can, but I think it is ridiculous). I can understand if it is a consistent pattern. But a spelling error on occasion? Just not enough for me to get worked up over or think less of someone for. I will honestly never understand the outrage over it.


Well, then, you've never met any of my former bosses. I was ripped a new one for a misplaced comma. This person also called the boss of an Assistant United States attorney over a search warrant request that was poorly drafted.

Yes, I understand we are all humans and we all make mistakes. I make mistakes, but I am horrified over each and every one of them. I do everything I can to minimize and/or eliminate errors. I write judicial orders for a living, and my supervisor is not a grammar police, but there's always a level of quality that I need to maintain.

I understand that making a mistake once in a blue moon is expected; however, on a business card? On a letter that's going to have your supervisor's signature? On your business sign or flyers? When does it become unacceptable? why do we want to be mediocre or sloppy?

I can't just blithely say, "OH, well, Judge, I'm human so it doesn't really matter that your motion/order/letters (that have your signature on it) is riddled with grammatical/spelling errors. CHILL OUT." I don't get to say that and expect a good rating at the end of the year.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:28:32 AM


I worked at an invitation store and we would occasionally make a spelling error, and the customer would occasionally make a spelling error.

Our fault - our cost. Customer's fault - their cost if they wanted them reprinted.

Most customers would get a "proof" to check over their spelling, etc. when it came to wedding invites printed outside the store.

If this couple is not responsible for the mistake they probably wouldn't want to reprint them (what's the point when it isn't the date or time, etc.) but they could get a total refund. I'm sure someone will point it out to them, or they will spot it themselves.
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