How NOT to Send Save-the-Dates

I’m not usually one to repeat gossip about people that I don’t really know, but I thought this little nugget of information had been mentioned enough times to warrant it true. So let’s start at the beginning.

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest weddings of our time will be taking place later this year, that of Prince William of Wales and long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton. Often dubbed “Waitie Katie” by the British tabloids, she endured 8 years of dating to put a ring on it, and what a ring she got! She gets to wear the beautiful sapphire once donned by William’s mother, the late Princess Diana.

One would assume with all this blue blood pumping through everyone’s veins that this wedding is going to be a pretty classy event. You would also think that tradition would be VERY important to Queen Elizabeth II, who is footing the bill for the 1800 guest shin dig. And yet, she saw it fitting to send out save-the-dates via FAX. Yes, fax. I get that they’re pretty busy over there at Buckingham palace getting this wedding together in a matter of 6 months, but you think someone would have raised their hand to site Miss Manners and her views on wedding etiquette.

Feel free to read one of the numerous reports on the fax heard round the world here. And please know, if you’re invited to our blessed nuptials, you will receive a little more than a blurry digital image. Although all those fax confirmations sure would cut down on the “I guess it got lost in the mail” excuses…

Thanks for reading! -A

January 27, 2011. Tags: , , . 2011.

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