More and more brides are skipping expensive wedding invites in favor of Facebook clicks.
15 days before their wedding, Donna “Cheap” Turner and Mason Sigman decided to add “mass blast a Facebook invitation” to the to-do list.
Turner, 40, who grew up in Coral Springs and lives in Denver, CO, said she reserved old-fashioned fancy wedding invitations for the older more traditional family guests and used Facebook wedding invitations to invite, well, everybody else.
One advantage is you instantly know who is coming and who can’t. People can even tell you why they can’t come and post on your wall positive messages. If someone hasn’t responded you can take the time to privately message them to find out.
Though a wedding is typically the most formal event of a lifetime, informality and social media are taking the place of tradition and embossed stationery, experts say. Facebook invitations may not be elegant keepsakes — they are as fleeting as any online page — but they are more economical, immediate and environmentally friendly than the Postal Service variety.
“Anything digital is becoming the hot new trend,” said Leslie Jenkins, the author of http://weddingengagementnoise.com.
This fad has its critics, who say Facebook is too casual for inviting people to a highly significant event. They critique it as impersonal and, when it comes to tone and propriety, slightly off-putting and tacky. Of course, “those people” are probably making money of the old fashioned invitations.