Keep Your Receipts People!
This note is for my SS and his fiance (and my SD and her new hubby) - you need to stay married for at least 6 months if you want to keep the gifts you recieve at your wedding - we hope they all make it that long and longer - and that all of this crap they have put us through is just temporary insanity.
And for anyone who gives them a gift at their wedding, you might want to hang onto the receipts.
According to Lizzie Post - (whom my SS and SD and their partners keep telling us doesn't know what she is talking about)...... Here is a quote from an article online about the Kardashian divorce situation.
Gee, if Lizzie doesn't know what she is talking about, why did the New York Daily News seek out her input?
"The rule of thumb is if the marriage ends after just six months, you should return the unused gifts,” said Lizzie Post, author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition. “After just 72 days, the gifts must be returned to the wedding guest.”
"If Kim and Kris want to keep it classy, they should also include handwritten notes, thanking the guest for his or her support and letting them know the union has been dissolved."
“The guest bought them that gift thinking it would be used in the marriage,” said Post. “It wouldn’t be proper etiquette to keep those gifts.”
Now, if my SS and his fiance can also listen to Lizzie Post when she says - NEVER include the gift registry in with your wedding invitations. This is what my SD and her new hubby did. Then when you checked their wedding registry, it was for a LOT of expensive gifts. It is TACKY! Hopefully, my SS and his fiance will not be making the same mistake. We can only hope. (roll eyes).
Also, do NOT use stick-on labels to address the wedding invitations - they should either be hand written or printed in "script" style at a printers.
And you should always include BOTH the husband and wife (Mr. AND Mrs. Dad) of your dad in the address on the wedding invitation. You don't leave the Step mother off the address in a passive-aggressive manner, because you aren't mature.
And it is the BEST MAN that is supposed to make the first speech and toast to the married couple - NOT THE MOM of the bride.
The list of the rude and immature things that my SD and her hubby allowed to happen at their wedding can go on and on, so I will stop. But basically, check with Lizzie Posts book "Emily Post's Etiquette 18th Edition" if you want to know how to do a traditional wedding with class!
You know, I thought I was over ranting on these boards, but every day something comes up that sets me off. Thanks all for putting up with my rants, and giving your good input.