Don't send out registry information on your invitation. That implies you are expecting a gift.
What did happen to being appreciative for whatever someone brings you and not dictating what they should bring?
GUEST'S ANSWER: Christina Nihira, journalist and community volunteer: The idea does seem a bit absurd given people's busy lives. However, couples are waiting longer to have children so maybe this is just a creative way to have some fun. I see this as more of an inspiration towards a silly “theme” party of sorts.
If a paw-print invite lands in your mailbox, rejoice that someone wants to spend time together and social with their new pet. Be happy that you get to cuddle a tiny sweet pup, kitty or some other furry animal. Grab a box of treats!
Callie Gordon is twenty-something, Lillie-Beth Brinkman is in her 40s, and social columnist Helen Ford Wallace is 60-plus. To ask an etiquette question, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more 20-40-60 etiquette, go to blog.newsok.com/partiesextra.