(Closed) did you know….

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hahaha I should tell my Fiance this πŸ™‚ he won a prize with me πŸ˜‰ 

Haha how funny – I obviously didn’t get the memo either and I am fairly sure heaps of people said congrats to me πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow I never knew this! thats quite interesting.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve never heard this but it sounds incredibly outdated. Women haven’t been a ‘prize’ for decades.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’ve known this for ever — or since I was a schoolchild, which is practically for ever. But recent actuarial research supports the practice: men who are married have longer life expectancies than men who are unmarried; women who are married have shorter life expectancies than women who are unmarried. Obviously it is the male who gains overall benefit from marriage, and should therefore be congratulated … and the woman who needs our best wishes.

πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually did know about that rule, but I often break it and say congrats anyway. It just sounds better in my opinion.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

That is curious, I say congratulations to brides ALL the time.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@aspasia475:  I’ve read that too!  Sometimes I think about forwarding those studies to my Fiance to let him know that he is getting the better end of the deal πŸ˜‰

I’ve heard of the “Best Wishes” vs “Congratulatuons” debate as well, but I find most traditional etiquette a bit silly, anyway.  Everyone, including my mother, has said “congratulations” to me. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

never heard that…sounds really outdated

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@fresitachulita:  Interesting! I never knew that, thanks for sharing! Everyone said congrats to me and I didn’t think anything of it, so I guess it was ok haha.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did not know this.  Learn something new everyday!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel like I’ve heard that before. I liked being congratulated though! It’s better than the lady who said “Thank god” when I told her I was engaged! 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

ha, that sounds so sexist!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CocoaBean:  hahaha!! My Dad said that to me πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, I knew that, and yes, it is outdated.  I still follow that tired piece of etiquette to an extent.  I’ll say best wishes to a bride rather than congratulations.  In cards or written correspondence to the couple, I write both congratulations and best wishes.

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