What follows is an e-mail exchange between the two of us:
ME: "Maids, My mom and I are going to go pick up the dresses tomorrow night and I hope to have them in the mail to everyone on Saturday(sisters I'll bring them to the family obligation). I will charge everyone's last payment, and let you know how much it was and you can just send/bring me a check. Keep your fingers crossed!!!"
SES:"You know - family obligation isn't until next week. We got our invitation yesterday. "
ME: "I know it's next week. Sounds like most everyone got it yesterday!!! How exciting!"
SES: "do I have to send our regrets or can I just let you know now?"
ME: "The only way you can send a regret if it's your head, on a platter."
SES: "YIKES! "
ME: "Emhm.. Don't mess with the bride. At least I said on a platter and not a stick. A platter is so much more civilized, ya know?
F's dad asked for extra invites to send to more people, after we'd already mailed them out.
I thought no one wanted to come to our damned wedding anyway?
F told him no."
SES: "You know they will just tell people. How rude. I'm glad F stands up to them."
See? Funny and supporting, how can you not love her?