Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We seek your opinion
1. Leaves! On trees!
2. The OC, Season 1. Chrismukkah to Yogalates, it remains a perfect gem. I like to think it ended right there.
3. Obsessively reading Paris guidebooks. I bought three slightly out-of-date ones at the library book sale this weekend, plus one really out of date one (1950). I assume, however, that stuff like Notre Dame and the Catacombs don't change too terribly much in 58 years.
4. Registering for gifts! So materialistic. SO MUCH FUN!
5. String cheese. I forgot how good string cheese is.
Things that are grrrrrr:
1. Mr. Cupcakes and I have a dilemma. In our wedding invitations, on the "info" card, he wants to write
"please be prepared for a short but sweet ceremony, followed by cocktails, dinner, and dancing."
My feeling is that "be prepared" conjures up notions of homeland security, upcoming exams, and boy scouts. Mr. Cupcakes feels that "be prepared" conjures up none of these things, and simply lets guests know to expect. This is ripping our future marriage apart! In his words, "I'm fully willing and able to remove the phrase, but I think you're wrong."
Weigh in, please. Our domestic bliss depends on it! Alex says Buckles is depressed too. I'm simply not prepared for a depressed cat.
i also like "look forward to" as previously mentioned.
i'm guessing alex is looking for something less prim than a typical gentle reader/miss manners style wording?
look forward to...
take advantage of...
...a short but sweet ceremony, followed by cocktails, dinner, and dancing
should you mention there will be a pretty girl in a white, uh hmmm ivory, dress involved?
also, something about come sober, leave not sober?
Submitted for your disapproval:
"Come for the ceremony, stay for the pie"
"Get down with a short but sweet ceremony, a pretty girl in a white, uh hmmm ivory dress, followed by cocktails, dinner, and dancing"
"Party 'til you puke!"
"take advantage of...us"
"Remember, marriage is all about sharing and compromise, even when someone is wrong."
I don't think you need to even say it's going to be a short ceremony. And "short but sweet" still has "but," which sounds negative.
I think it's only in the northeast that ceremonies are long, right? I've never been to a ceremony of more than, say, 20 minutes except in Catholic churches in New England.
How about, "A reception will follow the short ceremony." Even more, how about just "A reception will follow the ceremony." Period.
Why qualify it at all? I mean, I don't know any wedding guest who gets upset that the ceremony is too short.
Why not just write at the bottom of the invite (imagine the spacing being all neatly organized):
A short, but sweet ceremony
followed by cocktails, dinner & dancing
If you do decide to mention the ceremony, I feel similarly about the negativity of 'but' . . . and you don't really want folks to feel like they are coming all the way to MN for a ceremony which is going to be too short for them to remember, right?
Anyway - HOORAY for weddings! And MN! I can't wait until July!
Join us for a...
OR Please join us for a...
OR Expect a short but...