A friend of my stepdaughter’s recently got engaged and posted it on Facebook. I am happy and excited for her and I extended my best wishes. Almost everyone else, though, congratulated her.
Congratulations are for the groom, who has gotten a woman to accept his proposal. Best wishes are for the bride, as congratulating her implies that she has somehow been lucky enough to snag a man. Call me old-fashioned but this is how I roll.
Today I will be extending my best wishes to my dear college friend, Chrissie, as I attend (and photograph, God help me) her wedding to her beloved groom, Tony. All etiquette aside, I couldn’t be happier for both of them!