My generation deserves two thumbs down when it comes to proper etiquette and common courtesy. This is one of the most disappointing facts that I have learned about my age group to date - particularly during the planning of my wedding. While I hesitate to make negative generalizations about an entire generation - especially one that I belong to - I assure you that I have very good reason to feel this way.
Regarding the wedding: Of the people who sent us an RSVP card with more people listed on it than were invited, of the people who cancelled at the last minute, and of the people who are still only offering a noncommittal "maybe"- most of them are twenty-something.
Of the people who still have yet to send in an R.S.V.P. card at all (three days prior to the wedding) - all are twenty-something. Of the people who did not attend my shower, the ones who did not send at least a card in their place were twenty-something. Of the people who have called, asking for special seating requests during our ceremony or reception, all but one were twenty-something.