If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Nature Network)   Online wedding invitations are great for the environment and your checkbook. But they're not so good for all your relatives who still only watch movies on their VHS players. "They didn't understand that the email was an invitation"   (mnn.com) divider line 88
    More: Obvious, VHS, environments, relatives  
•       •       •

2964 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Apr 2013 at 8:15 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



88 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-04-23 04:31:18 AM
Social Darwinism should apply to people who think that planning a wedding (or any event) around responses from a site that allows a "maybe" option is feasible.
 
2013-04-23 07:42:19 AM
The smart thing to do is to send a paper invitation but then have both a website and a phone number for RSVPs. Strictly online would miss a lot of people who aren't under 40.
 
2013-04-23 08:18:18 AM
Stop trying to be so farking trendy and use "real" invites, like the rest of the world.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-04-23 08:18:52 AM
I could be wrong, but I strongly suspect that if someone doesn't understand that an invitation is supposed to be an invitation, then it's probably very poorly written.
 
2013-04-23 08:19:21 AM
If you don't spend at least 50k on your wedding, you're going to get divorced and a horrible person.
 
2013-04-23 08:20:24 AM

Ranger Rover: Social Darwinism should apply to people who think that planning a wedding (or any event) around responses from a site that allows a "maybe" option is feasible.


This. One of the bigger days of your life calls for a little formality.
 
2013-04-23 08:21:32 AM
If you're willing to use e-invitations then appearances are obviously not a high priority.  You can buy blank invitations cheaply at any paper store, print whatever you wish on them with an inkjet, use mailing labels, and get the lot stamped at the PO.

Like I did in 1989.
 
2013-04-23 08:21:45 AM
It kills me how every business tries to come of as green or pro-environment when they suggest to their customers to not receive paper bills and then guilt trip peeps about still receiving paper bills. biatch please.
 
2013-04-23 08:22:52 AM
Hand-written invitations show you care about the people you are inviting.
 
2013-04-23 08:23:01 AM
Even the cofounder of Paperless Post, James Hirschfeld, understands the tough spot modern brides and grooms are put in - and the need for an appropriate response to it: "The reality is that we live in a hybrid world of print and digital. No one lives their life totally online or totally offline, so it's important for us to serve digital and paper needs," he said.

So if you are sending out invites, keep in mind that you now have options to fit everyone on your list so you can have keepsakes and keep paper-lovers happy, and cut down on waste and costs too.


Ahhh....so I had to wait for some company to tell me that I could also send out paper ones. Got it.
 
2013-04-23 08:23:41 AM
lh4.googleusercontent.com
I am the Nightrider! I am the chosen one. The mighty hand of vengeance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I'm hotter than a rollin' dice. Step right up, chum, and watch the kid lay down the rubber road, ride to freedom!
 
2013-04-23 08:24:18 AM
I don't take anything on my computer too seriously when I'm not at work and I definitely don't respond to anything from the Internet.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:22 AM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Even the cofounder of Paperless Post, James Hirschfeld, understands the tough spot modern brides and grooms are put in - and the need for an appropriate response to it: "The reality is that we live in a hybrid world of print and digital. No one lives their life totally online or totally offline, so it's important for us to serve digital and paper needs," he said.

So if you are sending out invites, keep in mind that you now have options to fit everyone on your list so you can have keepsakes and keep paper-lovers happy, and cut down on waste and costs too.

Ahhh....so I had to wait for some company to tell me that I could also send out paper ones. Got it.


Yea because it will make me feel good that I had to fish my invite out of my spam box, while Uncle Ted got a nice printed one in the mail.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:25 AM
Wow did I get the wrong thread.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:28 AM
I have never been invited to a wedding by electronic means. Personally, I think it's not quite right.

Most of my in-laws invite via facebook. I quit facebook over a year ago, so I have gotten a few calls for barbecues and birthdays at the last minute, ("Oops! I almost forgot about you guys because you're not on facebook!"),but a wedding should be more formal than that...even if it's an informal wedding.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:33 AM
Don't like it? Send them some bitcoins for a wedding prez.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:51 AM

ModernLuddite: If you don't spend at least 50k on your wedding, you're going to get divorced and a horrible person.


yeah, but getting decent invitations with thermographic print isn't horribly expensive compared to fueling a massive bar tab for your alcoholic relatives.

/ no, you don't want to run dozens of invites on your cheap ass ink jet either
 
2013-04-23 08:25:49 AM
If it lets me weasel out of going to a wedding, it can't be bad.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-23 08:26:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hand-written invitations show you care about the people you are inviting.


and that you need a life and a hobby! :P
 
2013-04-23 08:28:07 AM

JasonOfOrillia: I am the Nightrider! I am the chosen one. The mighty hand of vengeance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I'm hotter than a rollin' dice. Step right up, chum, and watch the kid lay down the rubber road, ride to freedom!


That....that was kind of awesome.
 
2013-04-23 08:28:28 AM
You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.
 
2013-04-23 08:29:12 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hand-written invitations show you care about the people you are inviting.


Yeah, I didn't hand-write shiat.  Paid for a mass print, and even then we did it as cheaply as possible.  We were 19, and didn't have the time or money to get fancy.  Still turned out nice for all that.
 
2013-04-23 08:31:06 AM
I think that article will soon be an episode of Bridezilla.
 
2013-04-23 08:31:32 AM
What's wrong with movies on VHS?

The audio and picture quality is superior to dvd and you can record over the movie if you don't like it.

/off my lawn before I throw this Rubik's cube onto your head
 
2013-04-23 08:33:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hand-written invitations show you care about the people you are inviting.


Thanks for the advice, grandpa.
 
2013-04-23 08:33:36 AM

kwame: You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.


Lets be honest. Most of the time a wedding is a headache for the guests involved. You torpedo a saturday (if you are lucky and don't have someone who cheaps out and goes the friday or sunday route) are out the dough for a gift, probably a hotel room, possibly have to travel far, might need to get someone to watch your kids\pets, might have to take time off work, etc.

And while you might care about the people getting married, chances are if you aren't in the immediate family, you are going to just be meh about the whole thing.

So as a host, someone has an obligation to make it as nice and good of a party as possible.
 
2013-04-23 08:33:44 AM

GungFu: The audio and picture quality is superior to dvd


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-23 08:33:58 AM

take_flight: I have never been invited to a wedding by electronic means. Personally, I think it's not quite right.

Most of my in-laws invite via facebook. I quit facebook over a year ago, so I have gotten a few calls for barbecues and birthdays at the last minute, ("Oops! I almost forgot about you guys because you're not on facebook!"),but a wedding should be more formal than that...even if it's an informal wedding.


I check my facebook messages about once a week, if that.  My friend's wife sent out invitations to his 40th birthday party via facebook.  By the time I saw the invitation, it was accompanied by a very rude message asking why I haven't RSVP'd yet.  The message was sent a little over 24 hours after the original invite and it was 3 days before I even got a chance to read it.  I responded that if it was so important that I RSVP to an impersonal invite, that she could have picked up the phone.  Since she couldn't be bothered, neither could I and decided to turn down the original invitation.  I feel bad for not showing up to his party, but I don't hang around them much anyway.
/not so CSB
 
2013-04-23 08:34:55 AM

kwame: You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.


Exactly. Not only that but your special day is a huge drain on your guests' time. The least you can do is make them feel appreciated.
 
2013-04-23 08:35:07 AM

GungFu: What's wrong with movies on VHS?

The audio and picture quality is superior to dvd and you can record over the movie if you don't like it.

/off my lawn before I throw this Rubik's cube onto your head


I know on every intellectual level that this is fake.  Satire of "hipsters" constantly telling us how much better vinyl is to every other music format.  But I'll be honest, there is a small part of me that feels like this could be real, because I have met enough deluded old people to make it believable.  

Please, assuage this naive fool's fears and say it ain't so.
 
2013-04-23 08:37:15 AM

LineNoise: So as a host, someone has an obligation to make it as nice and good of a party as possible.


At the very least make sure your guests can get good and drunk at the reception.
 
2013-04-23 08:37:44 AM

ComaToast: If it lets me weasel out of going to a wedding, it can't be bad.


Yeah, I hate free booze and food too.
 
2013-04-23 08:39:38 AM

LineNoise: kwame: You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.

Lets be honest. Most of the time a wedding is a headache for the guests involved. You torpedo a saturday (if you are lucky and don't have someone who cheaps out and goes the friday or sunday route) are out the dough for a gift, probably a hotel room, possibly have to travel far, might need to get someone to watch your kids\pets, might have to take time off work, etc.

And while you might care about the people getting married, chances are if you aren't in the immediate family, you are going to just be meh about the whole thing.

So as a host, someone has an obligation to make it as nice and good of a party as possible.


Jesus Christ just don't go.
 
2013-04-23 08:43:01 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Wow did I get the wrong thread.


Sometimes, it just works.
 
2013-04-23 08:43:07 AM

Weigard: LineNoise: kwame: You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.

Lets be honest. Most of the time a wedding is a headache for the guests involved. You torpedo a saturday (if you are lucky and don't have someone who cheaps out and goes the friday or sunday route) are out the dough for a gift, probably a hotel room, possibly have to travel far, might need to get someone to watch your kids\pets, might have to take time off work, etc.

And while you might care about the people getting married, chances are if you aren't in the immediate family, you are going to just be meh about the whole thing.

So as a host, someone has an obligation to make it as nice and good of a party as possible.

Jesus Christ just don't go.


No, because a good wedding makes up for all of those things. But if you have to schlep across the country for cousin jim bob's firehall hoe-down, its a different story
 
2013-04-23 08:43:36 AM

megarian: JasonOfOrillia: I am the Nightrider! I am the chosen one. The mighty hand of vengeance, sent down to strike the unroadworthy! I'm hotter than a rollin' dice. Step right up, chum, and watch the kid lay down the rubber road, ride to freedom!

That....that was kind of awesome.


Where have you been?
 
2013-04-23 08:46:33 AM

Weigard: LineNoise: kwame: You're inviting people to your wedding in the hope that they bring a gift, so pony up the $2 per person to invite them nicely.

I'm all for eliminating waste and being efficient, but e-vites for a wedding still seems lazy.

Lets be honest. Most of the time a wedding is a headache for the guests involved. You torpedo a saturday (if you are lucky and don't have someone who cheaps out and goes the friday or sunday route) are out the dough for a gift...

Jesus Christ just don't go.


I was thinking the same thing.  Damn, man, why are you so down on one of the last social event traditions we have as Americans?  I love weddings, outside of all the religious stuff that gets tied to it.  The emotion of it all is just infectious.  

That said, I'd rather a couple skimp on the invitations and spend their money on a great photographer.  As much as "that friend/uncle with a nice camera" means well and can point the lens in the right direction, you just can't compare to a professional who knows how to work not just the camera, but the people too.  

Those pictures are the physical objects from your wedding you'll keep and want to share with people years later.  Not an old yellowed invitation or an engraved fork or whatever.  Plus, should your marriage end badly (as 60% these days do), you'll have something satisfying to burn in an angry rage later.
 
2013-04-23 08:46:49 AM
We opted to use online invites. The site we used is great - the website you get along with your evite was a huge boon, allowing us to specify travel and hotel options for all budgets, and since we have guests flying to England from as far away as Hong Kong, sending physical invites would have been a pain and would have cost enough to require us to cut back on some of the more fun aspects (say, a whole caerphilly). A few people didn't get the invites due to spam filters, but as it's gotten closer to the wedding date we've followed up with everyone. Even the old relatives knew they were getting evites since we had requested their email addresses.

I never keep paper invitations for weddings. Instead of wasting money on that, the guests get a whole hog roast, hundreds of bottles of wine, real ales, and a great party atmosphere to share in. We also have no registry and requested that no one bring gifts. If they're adamant, we've asked for cash - we're relocating to the US shortly after the wedding and moving is expensive.
 
2013-04-23 08:49:19 AM

Zappagirl: I never keep paper invitations for weddings. Instead of wasting money on that, the guests get a whole hog roast, hundreds of bottles of wine, real ales, and a great party atmosphere to share in.


If you have to choose one or the other of those, you WAY overspent on invitations.
 
2013-04-23 08:51:18 AM

ComaToast: If it lets me weasel out of going to a wedding, it can't be bad.


"Darn that spam filter..."
 
2013-04-23 08:51:50 AM
For every wedding e-vite I receive,  I will gift the eco-conscious couple with a tree planting in their honour.
 
2013-04-23 08:52:04 AM

kwame: Zappagirl: I never keep paper invitations for weddings. Instead of wasting money on that, the guests get a whole hog roast, hundreds of bottles of wine, real ales, and a great party atmosphere to share in.

If you have to choose one or the other of those, you WAY overspent on invitations.


This. You could get decent invitations for a buck or two a pop, mailed if you want to save cash. Are they going to be on really nice paper, engraved or letterpress with fancy liners and the like? of course not.

Will they be better received than an evite? Yes.

If a couple hundred bucks is busting your wedding budget, elope.
 
2013-04-23 08:52:31 AM

kwame: If you have to choose one or the other of those, you WAY overspent on invitations.


Touche. Still, I suppose a wedding where the bride is going to wear silver Doc Martens and the reception is in the village hall with homemade bunting as decoration isn't one where printed paper invitations should have been expected. All our friends and relatives seem really excited to be coming. Except for the vegan.
 
2013-04-23 08:53:48 AM

Zappagirl: We opted to use online invites. The site we used is great - the website you get along with your evite was a huge boon, allowing us to specify travel and hotel options for all budgets, and since we have guests flying to England from as far away as Hong Kong, sending physical invites would have been a pain and would have cost enough to require us to cut back on some of the more fun aspects (say, a whole caerphilly). A few people didn't get the invites due to spam filters, but as it's gotten closer to the wedding date we've followed up with everyone. Even the old relatives knew they were getting evites since we had requested their email addresses.

I never keep paper invitations for weddings. Instead of wasting money on that, the guests get a whole hog roast, hundreds of bottles of wine, real ales, and a great party atmosphere to share in. We also have no registry and requested that no one bring gifts. If they're adamant, we've asked for cash - we're relocating to the US shortly after the wedding and moving is expensive.


That's about the tackiest thing someone can do.
 
2013-04-23 08:54:18 AM

kwame: LineNoise: So as a host, someone has an obligation to make it as nice and good of a party as possible.

At the very least make sure your guests can get good and drunk at the reception.


No doubt, you pretty much have to offer, at least, a beer/wine bar for anyone to stay for longer them an hour. At minimum, allow byob or have a cash bar. I've been to multiple weddings with no alcohol at the reception (hardcore Baptist friends) and they were all terrible. What fun is that?
 
2013-04-23 08:54:36 AM

Zappagirl: Except for the vegan.


Screw them, though.  Never trust a veggie-head.
 
2013-04-23 08:54:55 AM

BarkingUnicorn: If you're willing to use e-invitations then appearances are obviously not a high priority.  You can buy blank invitations cheaply at any paper store, print whatever you wish on them with an inkjet, use mailing labels, and get the lot stamped at the PO.

Like I did in 1989.


Like my daughter did in 2012.
 
2013-04-23 08:55:40 AM
"By now, most of us have received a wedding invite or two online "

seriously? No, I haven't. Maybe I just live in suburbia, but no. seriously, no.
 
2013-04-23 08:57:49 AM
Maybe they were using it as a litmus. Not tech savvy enough to even see my invitation? dont bother coming.
 
2013-04-23 08:58:11 AM

LineNoise: If a couple hundred bucks is busting your wedding budget, elope.


Yeah, I think it's not even about whether e-vites or real invitations are more acceptable.  If you're choosing that option to save money, you need to be looking more closely at your budget.
 
Displayed 50 of 88 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report