I shared an article recently from Heart Love Weddings about commonly misspelled wedding words. Believe me, “stationery” is at the top of the list! As someone in the custom wedding stationery business, it’s incredibly important for me to spell words correctly.
There’s a very good reason for the proofing step–even I slip up every once in a while. However, there are some words I don’t have problems with, and they’re words that people often misspell because they don’t appear as frequently outside the stationery world. Here are a few of the most commonly misspelled words in wedding stationery:
Accommodations:This has to be the one people get wrong the most! It has two C’s and two M’s.
Website: It’s one word, not two. And it doesn’t need a capital W unless it’s beginning a sentence.
Email also doesn’t get capitalized, and it doesn’t need a hyphen.
Unless you’re in the U.K., traveler is spelled with one L.
Regrettably has two T’s. Regretfully has one.
Requesting someone’s presents is pretty rude, but requesting their presence? That’s a lovely sentiment. Don’t get them confused!
Dessert vs. desert: Dessert is what you serve at the end of your meal. To remember which spelling is correct, use this handy mnemonic: Dessert has two S’s. Wouldn’t you rather have two desserts?
Altar is where you get married. Alter is what you’d to to your dress to make it fit perfectly.
Reverend is often misspelled as “reverand”. That’s not a word : )
The singular version of hors d’oeuvres is hors d’oeuvre. That’s a tough one; even I have to double-check it sometimes!
Should you add a U between the O and the R in words like favor or honor? Not unless you consistently use British spelling conventions.
What words do you struggle to spell? Do you have any tricks for remembering the toughies? Tell me your tips in the comments!