Peyton Manning has signed many autographs throughout his 16-season career in the National Football League. While surely the quarterback has been approached with various pieces of memorabilia and who knows what else, you would have to think that this is the first wedding invitation he has ever signed.
A photo of the Manning-signed invite is gaining buzz after it was posted on Reddit. The user, “LackadaisicalRomp,” writes, “My sister sent a wedding invitation to Peyton Manning. He actually replied!” Manning didn’t just allegedly sign and send the card back, but also took the time to check “Regretfully decline.” He inscribed the autograph, “Anna and James, Best Wishes.”
Perhaps our favorite comment about the photo comes courtesy of Redditor “MasterSplinter21” who writes, “Eli (Manning) replied too, but his response was intercepted.” Even with two Super Bowl rings and the Giants’ current winning streak, poor Eli still gets treated like the little brother.
Manning is the first athlete we have heard of to do this, but apparently there are other public figures and fictional characters with proper wedding etiquette. According to multiple wedding blogs, mailing invitations to Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, and President Barack Obama will yield a response. If you have ever received a response to a wedding invitation from a celebrity, please let us know in the comments below!