Heather asked in Family & RelationshipsWeddings · 1 decade ago

How should we word a correction card or should we just leave it as it is?

My fiance and I ordered our wedding invitations the way we thought it should be done according to all of the examples we saw on the website we ordered them from.

Basically it says Mr. and Mrs. Roy Breaux request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Heather Renee Breaux to Cole Garret LeBlanc and it goes on to say the date and time and all that. We forgot to write son of after the grooms name and my parents and sister and her husband all said we should order like 75 or so more to send to his family. My fiance doesn't care but I don't want his parents to think that I intentionally left out their name. But to order 75 more invitations it will be a little over $300 and to order correction cards it will be only $170 and everybody would get one even my family. So we don't know if we should leave it as it is and just don't worry about it, buy 75 more just to send to his family, or buy correction enclosures apologizing for the mistake. We want an outside opinion.


If you think we should get correction cards how would you suggest to word it?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Honestly, I think the only people that will care will be his parents and maybe grandparents. I don't think most guests would notice unless you pointed it out to them.

    I'd give his parents a call and explain what happened. I am sure they'll understand and not want you to go through the extra expense of ordering all those cards.

    If possible, just order a few corrected ones for your own keepsakes and theirs so you can have the right one in your wedding album. I don't think it makes a difference to the guests, and with all the money you're spending, that money is better spent elsewhere.

  • Randy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    There are MANY ways to word an invitation. The way you worded it is common when the bride's parents are hosting the wedding (and nowadays, out of respect to the bride's parents when the couple pays for the wedding). Typically the only other names on the invitation other than the couple are either the hosts or both sets of parents. I have never heard of sending correction cards for something like this, and I think doing so in your case would just confuse everybody and take away from the overall effect. Just tell your future in-laws that the website told you to word it that way (which is correct) because of etiquette and that it doesn't mean anything that their name isn't on there. You can't please everybody! Remember, it's YOUR wedding...

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't do correction cards!

    Correction cards are used if you got the time, date, or location of the wedding or reception wrong. That's it! If you use a correction card for this, then all it is going to do is notify everyone of your mistake. You'll just call attention to it.

    Worded as-is, most people won't notice the slip-up. But everyone will notice if you include a correction card. I'd either order some more to send to his family and suck up the cost, or don't do anything and leave them alone.

    Another option: Go to Michaels or Walmart and get the print-it yourself invitation kits. Make new invitations for his family. Of course, his family will get different invitations than your family will, but no one will know but you. And it'll cost you about $20.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh you poor thing. What a bummer. I've never heard of that happening before. It's a wonder the people at the printing place didn't ask you about that. Of course your future in-laws would want their names to be on. I really don't know what you can do. I guess correction cards would be the best - but just get a few corrected invitations done for his parents and any siblings and grandparents, not necessarily every single relative.

    Hope the rest of your plans go smoothly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not wrong to word it like that, coz the womens family usually pays for the wedding.

    As long as you tell your future in-laws that you didn't do it on purpose, then it doesn't matter.

    If you don't acknowledge to anyone that it is a mistake no one will notice.

    I would just leave it the way that it is. The most important part of a wedding is the fact that you are getting married, not what the invitations say.

    His parents will understand.

  • 1 decade ago

    WHAT? o you shouldnt order correction cards. You sent a tradtional wedding invitation. That adding his parents names stuff has only come about in recent years.

    Your invitations are fine.

  • 1 decade ago

    Leave it alone. I wouldn't even say anything to his family. Not everyone is that picky about details, and, honestly, either way you do it is correct.

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