A Stationary Suit Hangs In Your Closet ...

 
Words That Are Commonly Misused

I swear I'm not a bitch ... I'm really *really* not trying to be mean or condesceding here ... but:

HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO REMIND WEDDING PROFESSIONALS ....

... that stationEry is what is referred to paper goods!!??  Honestly, I'm losing my mind a little bit ... I wrote this blog post about words that are consistently misused in the wedding industry and when I shared it the other day on Facebook I got a bunch of comments with new words that I am going to include in this 'part II' post ...

The other day in an Instagram Story I saw this sentence:

LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS STATIONARY SUIT

Now, the smart-ass in me wanted to reply to their story with:  I didn't see the hanging suit in the photo!  I only saw a gorgeous suite ... so, let's discuss:

SUITE OR SUIT?

This combo has a fun twist because both words are used in the wedding and event industry quite a bit!  How do ya like that!?  And, it does pain me a little bit that I have to explain this ... but:  a SUIT (without an 'e') is something you wear ... and a SUITE ('e' at the end!) is what you use to refer to a series or a set ... for instance, a suite of rooms, a suite of invitations ... it can also be used when referring to musical compositions ... 

PEDALS OR PETALS?

If you are a florist or anyone who is posting about blooms then you will want to make sure to use PETAL with a 't' to describe the prettiness you are sharing ... as PEDAL with a 'd' refers to a 'lever with a foot attached that you can control' as you'd see on a piano or a bicycle ... a PETAL is the brightly colored 'leaf' that combines with other petals to create the beautiful flowers we all adore.

RING BARER OR BEARER

I certainly hope that when people refer to a 'ring barer' they don't mean it ... as this means to expose oneself and to 'be bare' ... what people should be writing is ring BEARER which refers to a person who carries or holds something ... as in the rings walking down the AISLE ... which brings me to:

ISLE OR AISLE

... this one was discussed in my first blog post of 'words that are commonly misused' ... so I'll invite you to go read that now!

XO~ Heather

 
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