Ask The Eye, When It Comes To Wedding Invitations Keep Them Short

Dear Eye View,

I recently received a wedding invitation with a poem written on the hotel address card. The poem stated, “If you were thinking of giving a gift, to help us on our way. A gift of cash towards our house, would really make our day.” I thought that was rather tacky but another friend thinks it is no different than listing registries for the couple (although I have never received those lists in an invitation). Just wondering if I am out of touch with things and if this is a new “tradition.”

Confused

Dear Confused

 It is a new tradition. Just as eating while talking on the phone is a new tradition, texting while driving is a new tradition, and thinking you’re getting married means your friends are ATMs, is a new tradition. Invitations are about letting guests know the day, time, and place of a wedding, not about how you want to hit them up for gifts.

Just because something is a tradition doesn’t mean its not awkward.  

Hope this helps.

EV

 

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