I am so happy to report that chivalry is not dead, and I have first-hand knowledge to prove it.
Remember the meeting I had with the bride-to-be (hereinafter to be referred to as the BTB) to discuss save-the-date and wedding invitations? Remember I mentioned that not only did the BTB bring along her mom, but also the groom-to-be, too? Very impressive. I was touched by the fact that he didn't just sit there and nod and act interested, but he was actually engaged in the process. He was excited and offered some great ideas and input.
That was chivalrous move number one.
Chivalrous move number two is something I will never forget. Let me back up a little bit first and tell you about our original discussion about the save-the-date cards that we had at our meeting.
The BTB and GTB originally planned to send out electronic save-the-date announcements. You know, e-vites, Facebook events, Tweets, blah blah blah. Their purpose was to save money on postage. I about fell off my chair when the BTB said she hadn't seen a stamp in years, didn't know how much a stamp cost, and didn't realize that people still use stamps. (That, my friends, is the reason why eWillow.com exists. We cannot let the tradition of mailing cards die!) However, I understand their situation. They are a young couple and money is tight. The GTB agreed with me about how nice it is to receive cards in the mail. (Major points scored!)
Fast-forward to about thirty minutes after our meeting ended. The BTB called and said that they changed their minds and definitely wanted to MAIL their save-the-date cards. She then proceeded to tell me...okay...get ready for this...the GTB said he didn't care if it meant that he had to work an extra day just to pay for the extra postage. He wanted the cards mailed.
And that, my friends, put a huge smile on my face and made me realize that yes, there are still people out there who know what true love really is all about.