Post # 1
I invited my father’s friend (and his girlfriend) to my wedding. I only see him once every few years, but I have known him since I was born, so I thought he deserved an invite. A little about this guy: He lives in a shack in the woods with no electricity. Last I knew, he was hunting (too many) deer for food, and not really grocery shopping. Whenever I see him he’s wearing flannel and looks like he’s been working outside all day. He is the definition of a redneck. He is really loud and rough, but he is a nice guy.
All this to say–I would NEVER expect proper etiquette from this guy. HOWEVER…
I sent out invitations about 2 weeks ago, with an electronic RSVP. Friday, I got a card in the mail from this guy. A Hallmark card that he went out and bought, with a handwritten note, “I regret to inform you that we are unable to attend because…” and a personal note about making your own luck in life. AND a very generous gift of $100!! His thank-you card is written and going in the mail tomorrow!!
It just goes to show you that you can never judge a person, and you never know when you will see a little class.
Do you have any stories of etiquette that surprised you in a GOOD way?
Post # 3
Aw nice story! Unfortunately for us we were just disappointed by the lack of etiquette when it came to our wedding :/
Post # 4
@MrsBeck: For real. We’re still waiting on SO MANY RSVPS–most from people who freaking live in town. I know a few people are waiting to confirm plans, which is fine, but FI’s brother, who is supposed to be IN the wedding, has yet to get measured for his tux, probably won’t bother RSVPing, etc. I refuse to contact him, but I need to have Fiance call (which he won’t answer) or email him and tell him that they NEED to send in the RSVP card otherwise they will be marked as not attending and there will not be any seats for them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I had 100% RSVPs from my side! A few people I asked verbally before the deadline, but still!
Post # 6
@Pumpkin_Bee: My great-uncle is well-off and very generous, so his monetary gifts for graduations and life events are always larger than most – and always sent by his secretary. Growing up, we always sent announcements and thank-you cards to his office address as a matter of course, since we knew it would get to the right person that way.
For my wedding, his gift was not only incredibly generous ($1000!), but this time he included a personal, handwritten note congratulating us and explaining why he and his wife couldn’t make the wedding. It was so sweet, and I loved that he took the time to add a personal touch.