wedding invitation with facebook

Indonesia
September 24, 2009 9:44am CST
do you use facebook as wedding invitation? why? some of my friend use it they uploaded a photo which describe the wedding , and tag the guest some other create a new event and invite the guest WOW
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@SuzyLong (775)
24 Sep 09
I created an event on facebook for my wedding but explained that it was just to keep people up-to-date with what was going on and seeing as I'm on a tight budget, if anyone couldn't come, they could let me know and I wouldn't need to send them one of the proper invites.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
oo i c so the facebook wedding invitiation its the only thing that you use. Can you tell me about the result? Like how many people actually came, and did any body complain to you about the invitation? I would like to know more of it. Maybe you give us more info. Thanks...
@SuzyLong (775)
28 Sep 09
Well, my fiancee's mum didn't read the description properly on the event and thought that it was the actual invites to the wedding. She now won't speak to me even though I have explained dozens of times that it wasn't the case.
• Indonesia
29 Sep 09
Ha ha ha, so it is still better to use a tradional card instead of electronic invites at wedding invitation. I agree with your mother fiance, she has a right to be mad if you planning on using facebook event to be your wedding invitation. But if you don't and you already explain it to her, maybe she just need some time to properly understang that.
• United States
24 Sep 09
I wouldn't. Personally, I think a wedding invitation is something special and should be treated thusly. It's an invitation to the biggest day in two people's lives and there should be something more tangible to symbolize that. But, I get that people would want to use technology to enhance the experience. I get using FaceBook to talk about the wedding plans and keep the guest informed about the circumstances. As an addendum to the wedding invitation, I think it's a great idea. As a solo invite, not so much.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Yes i agree with you, althought facebook could make wedding invitation cheaper and less compilcated, but the fact that you doing the wedding once will make you want to make thing special. A wedding invitation show the sincerity of our invitation, if we feel lazy about making a invitation, then maybe the guess feel that what should they even there, if the invitation was not sincere enough. But i think doing both of them would be the best.
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• United States
30 Sep 09
They're two different things. Facebook provides a social networking option. A wedding invitation by its very nature is a formal thing. To cut corners on it, it just doesn't sit right (in my opinion). There are ample ways to make invitations more affordable nowadays. Also, what do you do when not everyone on your guest list is a member of FaceBook. I know that sounds far-fetched, but there are the non-FaceBook members among us.
• Indonesia
5 Oct 09
Yes, there are many thing to make a wedding invitation cheaper. Doing thing like inviting a person to your wedding with facebook, is kinda sad. You can invite a person with facebook, but you still must use another mean to invite them, like sending the an invitation. And yes, there are many people who dont have facebook. For my self, i think from all friend that i know, more then 90 % of them is not using facebook. Thanks
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• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Maybe to some people it is simple, save cost and unique way of sending their wedding invitations, but to me, I prefer to do the traditional way using those printed cards specially for my BIG day. Well, I am actually married, but that is what I think if the case I am still single and plan for a wedding. I have a friend who has sent us invitation cards to her wedding, but she was using the Facebook features as an alternative only because she was unable to contact some of her long lost friends and get their mailing addresses at the first place.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
24 Sep 09
There is an application on Facebook called Wedding Book. It allows you to add your guests, wedding party, add pictures of the engaged couple, start a countdown, etc. I have this application on my Facebook because I just got married this past summer. I don't think people use this in place of an actual wedding invitation. I think that if they're going to tag the guest on there that they will also send them a real invitation - that's what I did anyways.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Yes, most of my friend do that too. They make the real invitation and then they also tag people who they wanted to come. But usually not all people receive the invitation, then they use it to invite other whose not get the invitation. Because some time there is no way to invite all of our friend, especially a not so close friend whose address we didnt have.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Yes i agree with most people here. Your wedding could be a once in a life time experience, so you should sending actual invitation to make the guess feel honored. But, you could always send the invitiation and then tag them to the facebook. It could be away to make sure they receive the invitation and then you could also talk about the wedding there.