Everybody’s tech-ed out these days. Cell phones, iPhone, iPod…we practically feel lost when we don’t have them with us. But what about blending the world of tech with the world of weddings? We wanted to know what you thought about the idea of passing up printed save the dates and wedding invitations and emailing or texting them instead.
So we posted a poll on our Facebook page and asked this:
“Is it ever acceptable to send out a text or email stating when your wedding is?”
And here’s what you said:
21 voters: “No, it’s tacky”
18 voters: “If a wedding is the same week, yeah quicker is better”
14 voters: “Something should always be printed”
5 voters: “It’s never acceptable”
1 voter: “I would do it”
Sounds to us like tech got out-voted! Think about it. How many texts do you get a day? (a ton) How many emails? (probably too many) The average Facebook user has 130 friends (but some of you may be in the quadruple digits). Would YOU want something as important as the announcement of your wedding date or the invitation to the big event to get lost in those inboxes or phone logs or Facebook event requests?
We didn’t think so. And neither did our Facebook brides. Here’s what some of them told us:
“Not ok! Be organized enough to know who is coming to your wedding in advance…send them a proper invite.
“is this for real?”
“It’s ok for save the dates, but not ok for a wedding invitation.”
“Personally, I don’t see what’s wrong with an email, but for more traditional guests, I would still send a proper invite. Sometimes it’s just easier/more convenient for people to have a paper invite.”
“So not acceptable. A formal invite should be sent regardless of what century we live in.”
And when it really comes down to it, wouldn’t you want your guests to see this…
This invitation was sent to our staff insider Sarah via email about a month ago. She had this to say about the invite. “I realize that times are tough right now, but would it kill them to send even a quick note in the mail? …..Really?”
Personal information was removed to protect the guilty.
Maybe we’re missing something but we all feel that this is still unacceptable. What do you think? Want to sound off on the topic? Leave us a comment and start a conversation!
P.s. If you want to get to the bottom of a sticky wedding situation feel free to ask! We’d be happy to investigate it with you.