Last night, I received an invitation to the boyfriend’s sister’s wedding shower. Tragically, it is the Saturday before the Bar and thus I will not be able to attend. Tear.

As I was pecking out a message to accompany the coffee grinder I purchased from her registry to send as a shower gift, the Madre stuck her head in the room and so I ran the message by her:

fifi: “Congratulations…”

the Madre: You know, really, proper etiquette is to only wish the groom “congratulations.” You wish a bride “best wishes.” Saying “congratulations” to the bride is kind of like saying “congratulations on finally catching a man.”

fifi: Hmmm….


fifi: Well then, “Congratulations…”