Oh Geez.

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?

10 comments:

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

i think it was accidentally sent to that lead singer of the Dixie Chicks. I added her because I love her husbands work on Heroes.

Rachel said...

Haha! I wish it would have been me, but I got a regular invitation in all its glory. I was very impressed, as much by your impeccable handwriting as by the beautiful invitation and adorable engagement photo!

Squirrel Boy said...

I was likewise impressed, of course. But then again I recommended the fonts, so how could I not be impressed? Unfortunately I didn't notice your own calligraphy on the envelopes.

ambrosia ananas said...

We got home last night and Bawb told me we got two, real, actual items of mail. One turned out to be just another note from the neighbor telling us everything we're doing wrong with our pets. But the other was your invitation, which totally made up for it.

They turned out really nice. I did love the fonts. And the sparkly paper. And the color. And, of course, the picture. Especially what you did with your hair.

Patience & Co. said...

I LOVE that you did that. Hilarious. Can't wait to see you at the shower tomorrow and share my mom hair.
P.S. Mister Charming calls it my "Cicada Hair"
so, that's a compliment.

bedelia said...

You know it kind of sucks being a lurker and not getting to see everything.

The Holyoaks said...

That's funny. I, too, loved the announcements

C. said...

I got an invite and loved it! It is hanging on my fridge with pride and I especially love the coordinated wallpaper! It was not, however, the Natali invite.

natali said...

cicada thinks there is a chance i "threw" my birthday invite away. i would never do such a thing. i would really appreciate if the receiver of my special invite would come forward and clear my name. as for the rest of you have fun at my party!

Limon said...

I didn't get the "special" invitation. But my roommate did say that the picture looked like an ad. So good job. You are very talented.