A promise of Love: Save it
We’re getting married! In May in the old part of Philadelphia. And now that locations and invite lists are settled, it’s time to do fun stuff now!
I love the man whose life is getting joined to mine, and he’s a reporter, too. I don’t love the wedding industry and all the consumerism, and how it turns people who love each other as families and friends against each other with so many “musts.” Our inner reporter proves too skeptical to take wedding salesladies at their word (I’ve gotten through a bunch of stores without uttering the word, claiming accurately that it’s a Very Fancy Party.)
So we decided to skip some of the nonsense, and recreate some other nonsense ourselves.
Here’s how we asked family and friends to save the date: We think it’s amazingly good news.
I found the engraved liberty bell and old-timey poster fingers online. The party’s going to be in the old Philadelphia Public Ledger, the city’s first penny newspaper, and one of the original front pages had “fancy” ads introduced by such a pointing finger.
We marked the back side of a glass cutting board and sliced through with a utility knife.
I think I’ll use postcards as much as possible. You get the news faster when there’s no envelope.