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From: "Liz Parkinson" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Wedding Cards
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 07:23:51 +0000
We still recieve wedding cake in little boxes from time to time. And also
other occassions, and we sent them for my 40th birthday 4 years ago. But
weddings are bigger now and seem to invite everyone they ever met so perhaps
there is no-one to send cake too.
>From: "Lynda Burke" <>
>Subject: [CHS] Wedding Cards
>Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 06:22:28 +0100
>The little cards did indeed go in small boxes with a piece of wedding cake
>(about half the size of a fish finger) to non-attenders, either invitees
>couldn't make it, or those who for limitations on numbers couldn't be
>But the names of both bride and groom would always be on.the card. I
>can't, for the moment, think why there would only be one name, unless it
>was for a place card at a party, wedding, or maybe a 21st birthday. You
>could try checking birth records of 21 years earlier to see who this
>was (and parents too, of course).
>I don't know when the cake custom died out - when I started attending
>weddings in the 60s, it was still going strong, but it doesn't seem to
>happen at all now. I have a feeling it may still persist with royal and
>other notable weddings. If you (or a reader) asked a printer, that would
>be an easy way to find out. In fact looking at a printer's catalogue
>might be a very good way to get the feel of a period. I remember spending
>ages looking at invitations, place cards etc.
>Lynda Burke (researching CHETWOOD and BIRCHALL)
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