September 30th, 2002 1:06 PM

In another good article from The Morning News, Margaret Berry brings us Don’t Be Rude: Part IV, Weddings:

“A few things you shouldn’t include in the envelopes:

“The tissues that come with engraved invitations. They’re meant to protect the ink from smudging before the invitations are delivered to you. Including them in the envelope is rather like wearing a plastic poncho over your dress so as not to ruin it for a really special occasion.

“Registry cards. Gifts should always seem to come as a pleasant surprise. This is what is known as a ‘polite fiction,’ emphasis on polite. You can tell people where you’ve registered, but only if they’ve asked, and only if you can manage to dim that spark in your eye.”