However, opening the mailbox after a day of work and finding our small purple envelopes provides such simple joy! Since most people did not affix a return address label (come on now, folks! what if it gets lost?), we play a game of "whose RSVP card is it?!" There is an added surprise of who the card belongs to and whether or not they are coming. Mike and I try to wait for each other to come home to share the opening festivities, but some days you just tear into your little pile of excitement.
Our guests have five remaining days to deposit the lovely purple pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelope in the mail. That gives me about a week to wonder who is actually coming.
A trusted post-office liaison named Cousin Laurie pointed out that the clear labels on the dark purple envelopes are tricky to read. This does not make for easy delivery. Not the best choice on our part. So maybe the guests are not wholly to blame...
If by May 4th, or maybe even the 7th, we have yet to receive those indicators of attendance? Then we send a polite email, followed by a rushed phone call (which we might punt to parents), ending with a Facebook wall post
It really is fun to watch the cards pile up!
Stay tuned for the next post, with an explanation for how we organize those RSVP cards!