Post # 1
Yes it sounds so silly. But here I am feeling sad at the amount of cards we recieved for our wedding. Not talking about money or gifts. Just notes of congratulations. At out wedding of 90 people we got 8 cards (including the 2 that came with gifts). I totally understand that things are tight these days, and I really didn’t expect a lot by way of gifts or money, but I was really looking forward to reading through all the cards we would get. I wouldn’t have cared if it was a handmade card, or even a handwritten note. But what can you do? Shrug your shoulders and go on 🙂
More upsetting, we have only recieved 1 card in the mail and that was from DH’s grandpa. We have recieved nothing from my side of the family who had not showed up. I would not care if they had maybe even called me, texted, or hell, even facebook messaged me. Especially from my grandma, aunt, and cousin who all said to my face at said cousin’s wedding in June that they would come to mine.
But it has been 11 days with nothing. I hate being dissapointed by the mail.
Especially when it’s mostly bills.
I am wondering if I should call them. And if I do, should I say something like “hey, you know I got married, right?” Or let them know how truly hurt I am?
Post # 3
Awww, I’m sorry. I can imagine that it makes you feel bad. It seems to be a general trend these days that people don’t saying anythingg. I kinda expect that from some fam members too.
Post # 4
I don’t know if this is a good idea, but instead of letting people know how dissapointed you are, let people know how happy you are about the cards you got (just don’t mention the number). If you were to write something on facebook like “Had such an amazing wedding, thank you everyone for your gifts and cards they are a wonderful memento to a wonderful day” – maybe more people would think “oh crap, I want to be a part of that” and send a card.
If that doesn’t work, maybe have a third party (parent) casually mention something.
Hope you get some good news (and cards!)
Post # 5
You know, that would make me sad, too.
A card is not a big deal. And it gives you something to keep as a reminder that they were happy for you on your big day. I love making cards, so people probably get sick of me…but I think they are special!
Just let the people that gave you cards know how much you appreciated it. The other ones are stinkers and should feel bad that they didn’t at least write ‘love’ and their names on a folded piece of cardboard!
Whatever happened to people acting like it is a gift to be invited to a wedding and to be actually excited for a couple? Now I feel like a lot of the times people think that they are doing the couple a favor by showing up.