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GOLD, SILVER AND OTHER WEDDINGS.
ASHION has established the and gold paper, and other materials are brought
host and hostess, are expected to contribute The celebration at the expi- to the collection of gifts that will grace the oc
ration of the first year is called casion. the COTTON wedding; at two years comes the T'he form of invitation for such an anniverPAPER ; at three, the LEATHER; at the close of sary is represented in the following: five years comes the WOODEN; at the seventh anniversary the friends assemble with the WOOL- 15600
1872. EN, and at ten years comes the TIN. At twelve years the SILK AND FINE LINEN ; at fifteen the CRYSTAL wedding. At twenty, the friends gather
SILK WEDDING. with their CHINA, and at twenty-five the married couple, that have been true to their vows for a quarter of a century, are rewarded with SILVER gifts. From this time forward, the tokens of esteem become rapidly more valuable. At the thirtieth anniversary, they are presented with PEARLS ; at the fortieth, come the RUBIES; and at the fiftieth, occurs the celebration of a glorious GOLDEN wedding. Beyond that time the aged couple are allowed to enjoy their many gifts in peace. If, however, by any possibility they reach the seventy-fifth anniversary, they are presented with the rarest gifts to be obtained, at the celebration of their DIAMOND wed. ding.
In issuing the invitations for celebrating these Friday Guening, February sid, 1872. anniversaries, it is customary to print them on a material emblematical of the occasion. Thus,
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA. thin wood, leather, cloth, tin-foil, silk, silver
Mrs. O.N. Vjellig
Notes of Invitation to Parties
Invitation to an Intimate Friend.
Mrs. Langford may write to her intimate friend, Miss Burling, as follows:
June 9th, 1873.
Gear Lizzie :
We are to have a little social
OTES of invitation to a large party are usually printed and displayed in a style similar to the nexed, being always worded in the third
person. If written, and among intimate friends, a more familiar style may be adopted.
Invitations should be written or printed upon a whole sheet of small note-paper, and should be issued at least a week before the time appointed for the party, so that, if necessary, a suitable dress may be obtained. For a costume ball or masquerade, two weeks is the usual time allowed for preparation.
The letters R. S. V. P. are sometimes put at the end of a note. They stand for the French phrase, pondez s'il vous plaît”— an answer, if you please. It is better, however, when answer is particularly desired, to say, “An answer will oblige.”
It is courtesy to reply promptly to a note of invitation requesting an answer.
If no reply is requested and you send no regrets, it is understood that you accept the invitation.
Send invitations to persons in your own city or neighborhood, by your own messenger. It is regarded a violation of etiquette to send them by mail.