Are paper wedding invitations necessary anymore?

The more I think about technology the more I question the traditional practices surrounding weddings.  Do we really need to buy  “Save the Date” magnets when you can send out an Evite to everyone on your friends list on Facebook and by e-mail? I mean, I guess sending out modern wedding invitations might keep your mom happy BUT do we need it?

Over at Huffington Post, I was reading a great article  that stated, “Is social media killing simple etiquette?” This seems to overflow to traditional media like RSVP’s for wedding invitations sent by snail mail too.  In fact, more than 80% of personal invitations and personal e-mail requests receive no response at all. They are simply ignored.

angelina jolie & brad pitt getting married, wedding soon
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt getting married, wedding soon

Speaking of weddings, I just heard today that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting married.  You want to know why? It’s for the kids.  Do you think getting married for the sake of your kids is the right reason to get married?  The couple who has shown their support for same-sex marriage previously declared they would not consider getting married until it was “legal for everybody.”

Of course, will updating your facebook status to married at the wedding ever be considered OK?

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