My baby sister is getting married, so we are in the throws of showers and invitations and menus. It’s amazing what goes into a wedding. When I was a mite bit younger, I had lofty plans of the wedding I would have one day. The older I get the more I reject our culture’s expectations for weddings. People spend far more time planning a wedding than a marriage. And it is almost impossible to have a wedding without starting a marriage in debt or handing over the burden to family. I love my parents, and they put up with a lot from me, so I am tremendously reticent to have a big wedding. So I actually spend time thinking of ways that I could make a wedding easier and more affordable. Last night, in the fog between wake and sleep, an idea came to me.
Now those of you that relish doing things the “right” way, take a deep breath and give me a second to make my case. I am not suggesting something common from Evite.com. Create something elegant and send it over email. Between the invitations, RSVP cards and postage, sending it electronically will save you hundreds of dollars. People are more likely to RSVP if all they have to do is click a button. And 86ing the paper invitation is being a better steward of the environment. Why do I want to spend so much money on something that people look at and then throw away? I understand that having an invitation on the ‘fridge is a good reminder about the wedding, but those people who really want to come will remember.
It could be done in a really cool way. All you need is a graphic designer to make it really beautiful. (check)
Not like it matters now, but I was just wondering what kind of response this would get.