Invitations

Mary solves your problems: what’s the right response to a request for no presents?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Q. We have reached the age when we are receiving invitations from our friends for Golden Wedding celebrations. All the…

Never chuck an invite for a better one... unless it’s from the Queen

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Q. I was brought up to stick rigidly to any invitation accepted and never to ‘chuck’ when a better one…

What can be done about flakes who cancel at the last minute?

8 April 2017 9:00 am

A friend of a friend hosted an engagement party in a London hotel. Invitations had gone out six weeks beforehand,…

Dear Mary: How can I teach my godson to write thank-you letters?

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Q. I recently rediscovered a wonderful 22-year-old godson. He came to shoot for the first time and was a marvellous…

Dear Mary: Is there anything that can stop companies throwing away my CV?

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Q. I graduated this year (I got a first) and have written more than 70 letters to potential employers. Those…

Dear Mary: Is there any way to wriggle out of a phone invitation?

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Q. Is there a tactful way to keep one social offer on hold while waiting to see if you have…