In reality, wedding cards are extremely difficult to pick out. I never really thought about it before, but there are many different fonts, many different possible wordings, and even many different styles of paper that can be used. Do you want your wedding cards to look formal, or would you prefer them to have a more modern, laid-back appearance? Do you want them to be extravagant, or do you want simple wedding greeting cards? And that doesn’t even get into wedding thank you cards. Should they match your wedding invitations, or should they be completely different? Should they come with a great deal of elegant wording, or should they be blank to allow you to come up with your own personalized response to each gift giver?
To tell you the truth, it was very difficult for me to make up my mind on these issues. It isn’t that I’m very picky. I have just the opposite problem. All wedding cards look more or less the same to me, so I couldn’t choose which one to send. Since my wife is legally blind, she was not much of a help in the matter either. In the end, we decided to consult her mother and let her make the final decision. That way, at least someone would be extremely happy with the wedding invites, and it would make her feel appreciated as well. I have to say that the cards that she picked wouldn’t have been my first choice. They were a little too formal for my tastes, and seemed stilted and insincere. Even so, they were definitely appropriate for the occasion, and it was nice to have someone making the decision for us.