Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Laid Plans

I swear we had it all worked out.  The rules were simple.  And there was only one rule.  *Everyone* gets a +1, regardless of whether or not we've ever met the +1, no questions asked.

My oversight:

{Does that look like it says "+1" to you???}

{How about this one?  Would you think you could bring a guest if you received this?}

I thought this rule only needed to apply to invitation labeling.  Silly, thoughtless me didn't think of applying it to our save the date labeling.  It didn't even occur to me until I was home in Georgia talking to one of my cousins who was trying to politely, and subtly, see if her boyfriend could come.  Of course he could come, but how the hell would she know that since we stupidly sent the save the date addressed only to her?? 

Sure, we would have included "and guest" on the invitation label.  But the invitation won't be mailed until about 2 months before the wedding, which is pretty last minute to plan a cross-country trip for 2 people that will require taking at least one day off work.  Wasn't that the point of the save the dates in the first place - to give people almost a year of notice, so they'd have plenty of time to plan and thus be more likely to come?! 

Now I'm stuck sending pitiful emails along the lines of, "By the way, you can totally bring someone to the wedding if you want to.  But if not, or if you can't come, that's cool too.  Whatevs."  Moral of the story:  Do as I say, not as I do.  However you intend to label your invitations, DO THE SAME for your save the dates. 

What "oversights" (or, as some would call them, mistakes) have you made?

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