A few months ago I updated my Facebook status with the following quote from Judith Martin's book Miss Manners on Painfully Proper Weddings:
"Who told you that you had to give out wedding favors? Etiquette has never thought of weddings as comparable to children's birthday parties, where the guests might need consolation for not being the center of attention. You owe them only the hospitality of the occasion."
Well. It didn't take very long for 20 comments to pop up underneath this status update! Apparently, people feel very strongly about tiny frames, candles, chocolate, paper weights, and envelop openers. Who knew?? Well...I did, to be quite honest. Which is precisely why I dropped a bomb the way I did. Sometimes it's fun to watch things explode. ;)
Here are some of comments from my lovely friends and family in response to this controversial quote:
From one of my more traditional friends (who also happens to be engaged):