My friend Chris, who is a librarian by trade, sent me a link to one of the most clever invitations I’ve ever seen.
Diana and Scott, also librarians, obviously went all out when designing and crafting their wedding stationery with an in-your-face library theme. I wouldn’t have thought it so, but book borrowing and nuptials have a lot in common. Due dates, reservations, and forms all come to mind.
Not being a librarian myself, I naturally didn’t get the joke on the envelope, but Chris was nice enough to explain it to me.
“One thing that caught my eye, and was clarified in the comments, was the call number…365.49. I thought, hey, 365 isn’t weddings, which are in the 390s! 365 is ‘penal and related institutions’ and .4 is ‘specific inmates.’ .49 doesn’t exist — Diana and Scott made up their own category of specific inmate.”
I was slightly skeptical about the form RSVP until I looked at it more closely. Now I’m absolutely enamored by it, though I’d wager that some people might take one glance and decide to respond via telephone.