Mistake on Invites - reprint or no??

We found a fantastic deal on printing for our invites (60% off!) so we printed them without having our families look at them first.  I showed my mom this weekend and she pointed out that my name was supposed to come first (ugh!).  So, technically, this is a mistake.  However, I think the rule about "bride first" is mostly because the brides parents used to pay for the wedding so they would be inviting you to see their daughter be married.  If that's accurate then it's not applicable because fiance and I are paying for a large portion of the wedding (which is indicated by our wording "together with their families [His Name] & [My Name]...").  


Regardless, my mother and father both think I should reprint.  My fiance really doesn't care because we'll still be under budget given the good deal I got on the first set but...we both feel SO wasteful (both of the paper and the money) - especially because the "mistake" isn't that big of a deal to either of us.  


If we reprint then the upside is that I'm going to use a different printer - which has a much nicer paper than the first. I think the invites will look beautiful on this paper.  But is this (and pleasing the parents) worth spending more (even though still in budget) and the large waste of the first invites?


Help! Finace and I have been round and round on this and so I could really use some outside input....

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm
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Welcome to PW!!!  Honestly, it is up to you.  If you don't have a problem with it, keep them.  If you think that it will bother you later or if you really would prefer the better paper then reprint.  Honestly, I don't think that anyone is going to notice.  They are just going to pay attention to when and where.  You could always use the extra money for something else that you want that is not in the budget.  

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm
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I personally wouldn't reprint, it's not like its a spelling mistake or anything 'wrong' but as DreamingOfYou says if its something that will bother YOU later (not parents etc) then I would reprint.
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm
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If it was me I wouldn't reprint
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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I thought you were talking of a typo. Well, the most important info on the card is when and where, as well as who is wedding whom. I dont think a reprint is necessary myself.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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I wouldn't reprint it either!

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 7:58 am
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I think it is perfectly fine. If it does not matter to you then it does not matter. As long as the date and time are right. 

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 10:36 am
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Welcome to project wedding, and congratulations! :)


I wouldn't reprint them or worry about it, and I also agree with @DreamingOfYou!

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 4:53 am
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I would DEFINITELY get them reprinted!!! The bride's name is supposed to go first on everything except when they announce you as a married couple.

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 5:19 am
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The order of names is tradition only. So is the bride's family paying for the entire wedding. Times have changed and many couples pay for their own weddings. If it doesn't bother either of you then leave them be.  Would you regret spending more money just to please someone else? It's your wedding and your money in the end. 


Myself, I wouldn't change them. However, FI and I are tweaking our planning. The ceremony invites and announments have my name first. The reception (later date) will have his name first. Do what makes you comfortable.

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 7:49 am

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