Speaking from my experience, the second most touchy thing when it comes to wedding planning–after the guest list–is the matter of wedding gifts. Some folks are against registries, others say a wedding gift registry is a Must Do, or else you end up with a Mooning Gnome salt and pepper shaker instead of a smart toaster.
Then there is the awkward moment when someone doesn’t give you a wedding gift. Do you say something? Do you still send a thank you card just for showing up to your wedding? All I know is, you apparently have up to a year to send or give wedding gifts. So I hear, at least. I mean, late wedding gifts are better than no wedding gifts, right?
Big News! I set up a Storenvy shop last week and you can now buy my watercolor sketch cards! These are originals, not prints, and are the same handmade cards I sell at shows. I am adding more items soon, so keep checking back.
In non-wedding related news, this is the first comic I drew with my new SumoGrip 0.5mm mechanical pencil.
I dig the change. The mechanical pencil forces me to slow down a bit, which is always a good thing. The SumoGrip is a good fit for my big hands too, and really comfortable for drawing.
[[Cousin Larry, embarrassed, stands near The Bride, who is in her wedding dress, holding a glass of champagne and standing near a table of gifts.]]
Cousin Larry: I’m sorry, I forgot your wedding gift.
The Bride: Don’t worry, Cousin Larry!
The Bride: You have a year!
Title card: A Year and a Day Later
[[Cousin Larry returns home to see The Bride sitting in a chair, stroking a cat. She is flanked on either side by burly thugs, ready to administer a beating.]]
The Bride: Hello, Cousin Larry.
Hovertext: But I mailed your $10 Denny’s gift card yesterday!
Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.