More Confessions From the Mother of the Bride

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It’s time for… More Confessions From the Mother of the Bride!  The best kind of mistakes to make are those that you can correct before anyone knows about them…unless there is a confession made.  Like mine…Well, the first blunder, was that of the matchboxes.  The picture of the first box is the one with the error.  Do you know why?  Beau-coup.com is an excellent website for personalized items, especially for the wedding themed.  They’ll work with you and fix your mistakes as quickly AND inexpensively as possible.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, and have a need for their products/services, do so.  They fixed my glitch in overnight speed at a VERY reduced cost.

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In my defense…July 4th IS my mom’s birthday… but even if I hadn’t been able to fix the matchbox “mistake” no big deal…but the next goof…was HUGE.  Look at both photos of KK and Tyler’s invitation.  Do you notice anything different between them?  Well…if you’re not sure…I’ll tell you.  The town where the wedding reception was located, “The Pavilion of Crystal Lake” is in MiddleTOWN, Connecticut not MiddleTON.  (Guess the Duchess of Cambridge was on my mind…)

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And in answer to your next question…YES!  I DID proof the invitation before I signed off to the printer. In fact, I had my daughter, Kathleen – the bride – and my husband, give it a look as well.  I guess it goes to show that the mind sees what it expects to see.  I know that happens to me far too often when I write.  When the invitations arrived, I read them, Kathleen read them, and then my husband, Ken, read them again.  Nope — we didn’t see the error.  Then I showed off the lovely invitations to daughter number three, Tess, and she caught it immediately.  What to do?  There wasn’t much time to reprint.  The original was a lengthy process.  I was JUST GOING TO SEND THEM, as is!  But my husband said, “Mary, you just can’t. You can’t”  So I contacted the graphic designer, (found on Etsy.com – Julie was my contact at gogosnap.com).  She was wonderful.  She said, “Go ahead and start addressing the envelopes

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from the incorrectly printed invitations, and I’ll get the new ones to you – printer to your door – in a week.”  And she did.  Problem solved, although invitations were mailed out a week later than my plan.  Good thing we sent out those “Save the Dates”!  🙂  One more blooper to share from “the mother of the bride” but I’ll save that for another time…

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