Our invitations went out at a time of year when many of the students with whom I work are dealing with some big decisions. A few that are disappointed with their options take their frustration out on me. Knowing where they are in their lives, I can take it, but after a day of talking to people who are sad or angry, it's really nice to open that mail box and see those little reply cards. I guess they have a similar therapeutic effect as Junior Mink's excited greeting and wagging tail after a rough day.
I'm so happy that the "yes" replies come early. I guess at some point, I might hear a sad trombone when opening envelopes, but the responses are all positive so far. I'm also happy that people tend to add a little something extra to their cards. Want to see?
I usually try to write a little note on wedding RSVP cards, but I'm going to be sure I always, always do it from now on. It's amazing how your perspective on weddings changes when you're on the planning side of them! In the future, I vow to...
- Always return RSVP cards immediately after receiving a wedding invitation.
- Always write a nice note on the RSVP card.
- Settle on a gift early to avoid discontinued patterns
- Have Mr. Mink get measured early for any tuxedo rentals
- Comment on the bride's shoes (I started doing this a year ago...shoes matter!)
Have you changed your behavior as a wedding guest after going through the planning process? What do you vow to do now that you've been on the other side of planning a wedding?