I have addressed and mailed most of the invitations. There are some stragglers, like all of Murray's friends, a couple of my coworkers (who I'm not sure whether to give invitations in person or mail invites to), a couple international people who aren't coming anyway, and a list of friends that El Senor gave me and I haven't done anything about yet. Maybe I should get on that tonight.
The point is that some people have received their invitations. And it's really nice to hear the compliments come in. Like tonight, when DP called to tell me that he liked how our engagement picture coordinated with our invite. But he really wanted to let me know that what most impressed him was the font I used to print my return address. And when he pointed the font out to his wife, she let him know that it wasn't a font. It was my handwriting. And then he was really impressed. Impressed enough to actually call me and say so. (After spending hours of hard labor on the pictures and invites, I'm glad to know that what really commanded his respect was the return address that I scrawled in 5 seconds.)
The thing that really disturbs me, though, is this: My reception happens to land on Nat's birthday. Nat, as some of you may remember, was there for Murray's and my first date, so she's automatically one of those Really Important People. So important that we decided to get married on her birthday in her honor. Anyway, on her invitation, I took the time to mar the beauty of the invite and edit the line about our reception to say "and to celebrate Natali's birthday." I wrote that in using a Sharpie marker. Then I carefully stuffed her envelope myself.
When Nat told me that she got (and loved) my invitation, I was surprised that she didn't mention that little joke. I had to actually ask her about it, which is generally a little awkward. To my surprise, she said that there was no handwriting on her invitation. She went home and double-checked. She got a normal invite.
Which makes me wonder, who got the special invitation announcing that the reception was also in honor of Natali's birthday?