People are now sending wedding invitation cards via social media like FaceBook, Whatsapp or even twitter (tho’ I haven’t received one on Twitter as yet).
It is the latest fashion, everyone is doing it.
I agree people have more than a 1000 last minute things-to-do for weddings but the amazing thing was.. in the past, weddings took place too and yet along with all the other preparations, the bride/groom took time out to come and invite their friends/family friends personally. Do you remember how good that felt? You felt wanted, you felt special for He/she (my friend) came specially, all the way. to my house. to invite me.
But nowadays sadly everything is done electronically devoid of any feeling, it is become more like a job-to-be-done. I have to invite ‘X’ no. of people and in order to save on time..I’ll just send out invitations of whatsapp & fb, so convenient.
Well I guess with every virtual invitation deserves a virtual gift, so next time you get an invitation through fb or whatsapp, besides wishing the couple through a reply, don’t forget to send a .jpeg image of a nicely wrapped gift too. Yes we live in the so called modern world, but people are still yet to understand that some things don’t change – at the end of the day we are sill dealing with people (not machines) who have feelings.
For YOU it may be a matter of convenience, but not for the other person…especially if that person meant more than just a friend to you.
I may sound very ancient in my thinking, but sorry! that’s the way I am. I’m not gonna eat everything spread out on your wedding dinner table nor do I want any special treatment dished out to me, all I ask is for the personal touch – it goes a long way in maintaining good relationships.
Even a phone call seems a better option that a whatsapp wedding invite, i.e if you really can’t make it personally for some reason and by that ‘I was busy’ is NOT a reason.