Thursday, April 15, 2010
Facebook Wedding Invitation - Really?
At the risk of sounding catty and judgmental, I just had to share the news I received this morning. I was checking my Blackberry around 6:15 a.m. and saw that I had a Facebook notification, featuring an invitation to an old college friend's wedding. Yes, that's right, my first wedding invitation via Facebook. In the words of Liz Lemon, "What the what?!"
I hope I don't offend anyone by saying this, but seriously, what has the world come to? Can you not spring for a nice paper invitation? And what gets me, is that I haven't seen this guy since college. He "friended" me last year and every now and then we may comment on each other's status but only on rare occasions. So, I think it's odd that I was invited in the first place. But, apparently, his entire "friend base" in Facebook has been invited, so there.
This is his second marriage and I can understand doing a low-key wedding in that circumstance. I totally get that. But announcing it via Facebook and having people RSVP that way? And, in lieu of gifts asking folks to bring a dish for the potluck reception - really? Maybe my old-fashioned, Southern sensibility is coming out in full-force today, but I'm going to say it: you just don't do that!
Okay, I just had to get that out of my system. Am I alone in my thinking here? If so, again, forgive me for my cattiness. Now back to our regular programming. ;)
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