Weddings Today

Weddings today are nothing like the weddings of my youth. They were something to look forward to and have fun at…now, I’d rather get a tooth pulled without anesthesia than go to one.

What prompted this, you may ask? I recently received an invitation to my cousin’s daughter’s wedding, and if the invitation is any indication, I can wear jeans and a trucker hat and look appropriate. It’s ugly, and looks like something you’d send out for a birthday party or BBQ….and it’d still be ugly.

There’s no taste anymore. I get that people want to save money, but if you’re going to insist on printing your own invitations, learn how to line up the text so it’s not cut off at the bottom. Put a stamp on the return envelope. Make sure the RSVP has a line to put your name, and that the card actually fits in the envelope. You know, basic stuff.

Because if you can’t put a little effort in, neither can I with your gift. Enjoy that $50 gift card to Target.

Photo by Tara Winstead


About Modesty

Named after a fictional British spy from the 1960s, she's a stickler for manners, tradition, and has a love of the finer things in life, mixed with a naughty sense of humor and a vocabulary, once released, could make a stevedore blush. She hates run-on sentences like the one you just read.

4 Replies to “Weddings Today”

  1. Ethics are lower than Biden’s polling numbers.

    And, I completely agree, Mod. Now that the spawn is married, I will NOT attend another wedding.


    I am prepared to be resolute on this point to the point of great personal embarrassment.

    GREAT post, Mod!

  2. We have a similar wedding situation in my family coming up next month…sigh…sometimes I wonder, who ARE these people?!

  3. I’d be near the last person to have genuine insight on this matter. It seems though, there is an overarching ennui that’s enveloped in Western society that consists of all of five words… what difference does it make”?
    There are many more ways of making an impression – good or bad – than ought be allowed.


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