Do your cs's, yas, understand formal invitations?

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Do your cs's, yas, understand formal invitations?
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Sat, 05-21-2011 - 1:20pm

I have seen it before that my dd doesn't understand how they work.

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Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Maybe that's why my mom bought me White Gloves and Party Manners when I was a kid - plus always counseled me on stuff like this. DS18 hasn't been invited to anything formal so, so far no issue yet, but I doubt he'll ask or intuitively know what to do!

Sue
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Registered: 04-30-2000

White gloves and party manners was after my time and I don't know if it is still in print, and folks around here weren't too impressed with Marjabelle, though she was the 'darling' of the rest of the world. :smileywink:

It is not that my dd wasn't taught manners.

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Registered: 10-16-1999

I am finding that some of it depends on the social circles one runs in - some are simply a lot more formal than others... which is an issue I'm having as we plan my DD's wedding.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
I'm not talking manners - my mom was just into what's proper as far as all that social etiquette (thus got me the book when I was young). I'd assume ds would do the same as your dd and say that's 'back in YOUR day', etc. His gf seems to be on top of things so I'm sure she'll take care of it if I'm not asked! LOL

Sue
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Registered: 04-30-2000

Thanks Rose. It is nice to know, this is not the only place this is a happens.

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Registered: 11-28-1999

This is funny because my 22 yr old DD was talking about a wedding issue the other day.

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Registered: 10-26-1999

Oh dear - I guess we have made a faux pas! :smileysurprised:

As you may remember, we are also planning a wedding.

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


Avatar for mahopac
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Registered: 07-24-1997

This has been a "forever" question on etiquette columns - people who don't RSVP, and people who RSVP with a guest who wasn't invited, and people who RSVP and then bring more than were invited, and people who RSVP they are coming and then don't show up.

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Registered: 10-16-1999

No, my DD's invites do not have inner envelopes, but then again, they are not the engraved invites from the printer either.

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Registered: 12-03-1999

We did have inner envelopes for dd's wedding.

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