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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

facebook wedding invite? I think not

Now Damon and I are both on facebook, so I frequently scrutinize how differently we approach facebook.  For instance, we have differing criteria for accepting friend requests. My main criteria is that I have some idea who you are, Damon on the other hand will accept pretty much all friend requests. {I think he is trying to get as many "friends" as me} I am not so strict as to only accept close friends and family, I have high school friends, college friends, adoption friends, church friends, esophageal atresia friends, etc. I don't want you to get the impression I am too discriminating in my facebook friend acceptance, just that I have some standard.

Unlike Damon, I am not afraid to "unfriend" people, even though I've only done it about ten times. The main ways to be unfriended by me are to frequently curse in your posts or to rant and rave about how horrible republicans are. One more thing, I unfriended someone from high school because she posted what I consider vulgar pictures of herself. She requested me again, and so as not to appear rude, I accepted, then deleted a few days later. So I was still rude, but maybe she didn't notice...

I also feel the need to comment or "like" people's posts. I want people to feel like someone is paying attention to them, so if you post cute pictures of your kids, I am going to at least acknowledge that I saw them. Damon won't comment unless he really has something to say, and I don't know that he has ever "liked" a post.

The point I am laboriously getting to is this...Damon got invited to a wedding on facebook. *seriously* Not only that, but he has NO idea who the guy is!! This would not have happened to me due to my stringent screening process. {who am I kidding? It absolutely could happen to me, but it hasn't yet which is why I can post this} I am all for using modern communication methods, but some things are just too modern. I shudder to think that one day you won't get a beautiful wedding invitation in the mail. I love getting the thick envelope with the gorgeous invitation inside and all the tiny pieces of paper with information related to the big day, in which I inevitably lose the one important tiny paper we end up needing.

Not only is the invite through facebook, it is for a medieval wedding! Let us not forget our foray to the Renaissance Festival last fall. Good times...

Am I the only one who thinks the facebook wedding invite is totally out of line? If you want a present from me, you'll need to send me that paper invite that I so adore. Otherwise, no dice - you'll be celebrating the day without me.
P.S. We are NOT attending the medieval facebook-invite wedding...in case you didn't catch that from my post. Subtlety is not my strong suit.

7 comments:

jennjenn said...

So you would think with it being medieval, you would get an invite on parchment paper or by carrier pigeon or by royal decree. Seems kinda out of place for the type of wedding. But I wouldn't go either I don't think.

The Rogersuz said...

ok that is just hilarious. That's all I can say.

Tamara said...

We recently got a wedding invitation by Facebook too...although it was someone we actually KNEW! :) Thankfully, I didn't have to feel too weird about RSVPing via FB. A few days later we got a real invitation in the mail. ;) (Tami - Sunflower Seeds)

LisaMarie said...

I'm 100% with you. Maybe a save the date on FB, but never an invitation. We actually had one of Kendall's co-workers invite us to her wedding and she didn't put a stamp on the response envelope. I thought THAT was tacky. This is 100 times worse. I got my invitations for under 100 dollars. Work it into the budget people!

Mama said...

I have agree that a FB invitation was tacky. And I am the type of person to save money anyway I can. I guess I shouldn't be too hard on them though....my hubby and I got married in our living room with only one guest. He didn't even get an invitation...he was at our house when the Justice of the Peace called to tell us she could marry us. LOL!

The Warchols said...

Come on, I understand times are tough and money is slim but that is just tacky. Not to mention the fact they are having a medieval theme - FB and Renaissance - not exactly part of the times.
I ended up deleted my account about 4-5 months ago. I do miss some of the contact but those I really care about, I have either a phone #, email or blog to keep in touch with them. Oh and IMHO, I don't think money is a big factor in this wedding, they invited FB friends they don't even know.
The world of manners and proper equiette are so fastly slipping away.

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