Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
Okay...initially I was planning to have a Wedding Party Meet & Greet this month. Mainly because we have lots of people involved with various projects ranging from invitation assembly, to setting up the reception, and I felt that now was the time to have them all over for food, refreshments, a specific gameplan for each person & most importantly..to shower them with appreciation before things start to get even busier.
So, my friend, who is helping to plan (she actually is an event planner), or better yet execute certain things for the wedding basically took on project of printing all of our printable requests. A couple of months ago a design was in place, including the wording. ALL I WANTED her to do was print. She already offered to print, plus she advised that she had the perfect cards to use, & some pretty matching envelopes. Perfect, right? Wrong!
Every other day she said she had 1 invite printed to make sure it was okay, but that she forgot it, or left it at home. I knew she had been busy with work (2 jobs), a pre-teen, & online school, so I didn't bother following up other than 3 emails, & her telling me in between seeing her that she had the 1st one ready, & would bring it "soon". I didn't want to seem like a nagging Bridezilla for something she offered to do. I waited, & waited. And did more waiting. I sought out the advice from a very wise Bride here, aka Marta, & she recommended calling her directly one last time. Did that. She seemed tired because she was planning her family reunion, but said that it was over now, & she'd give me the invites today. No acknowledgement or apology. This is after I told her I would have to change the date to July, because the event would be this weekend, and now most of the guests have made plans, plus some are out of town.
She met me after church, & da da daaaaaahhhh...the invites were ugly! They weren't the original design! Well, I cant say ugly, but just nothing to do with our wedding tastes. She did some blue pinecones & trees with owls or something (no offense at all to anyone with that motif, but seriously, she knew they werent on the original email). Unfortunately, I took the invites & thanked her for her time, because I knew how overloaded she was & figured she was just beat down....but at the same time, she offered! I couldn't help but think that this will be it. No more requests.
Now, she has printed other things for us before & it has been perfect. That was part of the reason for being merciful. Everyone's entitled to a flub...right? But my question now (after boring you) is what would you do? Would you point it out, redo everything yourself, or just go ahead & pass out all 23 invites & be happy for the free invites?