The big bone of contention in our wedding planning nearly 18 years ago centered on our invitations. My soon to be groom and I thought response cards were an absolute must. It was a no-brainer for us to include them, as they would make it easy for our invitees to tell us if they would attend or not. My mother, the CEO of the entire wedding operation thought otherwise.
“A person should know to take out a piece of paper and write us a note. ”
In the end, my mother won out. She was footing the bill, and so eventually we just gave up the fight. There was also a part of me that deep down knew she was right. She almost always was. Although not convenient and in the modern era most unconventional, not including a response card in an invitation and having a “person” take out a piece of paper and write a thoughtful handwritten note to my parents on the occasion of my wedding to my groom was an elegant, beautiful and meaningful thing to do. Read full article here.