Today I received my friend Erin’s wedding invitation. Nothing delights me more than hand calligraphy and lined envelopes. I wish more occasions called for such pomp. Formal wedding invitations didn’t always include idiot-proof response cards. Many moons ago it was proper to accept with pleasure or decline with regret on your own “official” stationery. And always in a timely fashion, per Ms. Emily Post.
As such, I’m popping my reply in the mail straightaway. I included a Homer quote for the couple on the back of the card.
February 26, 2011
Erin + Ben,
“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” HOMER
I look forward to celebrating your love on the seventh of May!
William Arthur wedding suite (And it’s letterpressed! Be still my beating heart!)