Last July, it was my Dad’s fiftieth ceremony anniversary.
My siblings & I wanted to do something special for him.
Every one of us decided to throw a large gathering & invite all of the local friends & our extended family. In order to have everything perfect, a lot of careful planning & organization went into the celebration. Every one of us needed to find a local place that could not only handle the number of guests however also would be able to provide enough space for dancing & a live band. Every one of us also were looking carefully for a place where the two of us could be both indoors & outdoors & decorate it. My oldest sibling volunteered to handle all of the food & drinks. She was in charge of finding a caterer, perfectly selecting the menu & taking care of hors d’oeuvres & desserts. My other sibling said he was down to handle the music, decorations & seating chart. When I said I would see to the invitations, I honestly thought I’d gotten the easiest job. How tough could it be to have an invitation printed & eventually mail it out? I didn’t realize that there are so many styles of invitations to choose from. I looked online, found a nearby print business & started browsing their selection of invitations. I hastily observed that the necessary invitations were available in all weird sizes, colors & even textures. Some of them are precisely folded & others are a card. Some require a separate envelope. I also had to decide if I also eventually wanted an RSVP card printed up or just ask the guests to text me whether they were going to be coming or not. I struggled with the wording, finally settled on a font & was just completely ready to finalize the order when I realized I’d forgotten to include the address of the venue site.