Two weeks ago I posted 40 invitations to my daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception plus a further 40 invitations to the party in the evening. I had filled in the names, handwritten the addresses on the envelopes and tucked a specially printed map inside the specially printed and beribboned cards.
Knowing that letter writing is virtually extinct these days, I included my phone number and my email address for people to reply informally if they wished to.
So far I have had:
6 phone calls
Of these, only 2 have been in response to the evening party invitation.
It’s not just a question of manners. It’s the catering. We need to have a fairly good idea of numbers so that we can order enough food and drink and let the caterers know how many staff to supply.
I’m thinking of saving on the catering and hiring bouncers to turn away anyone not on the ‘has replied’ list.
My husband says I am losing it.