Thursday, August 17, 2017
When my brother-in-law's grandchildren and step grandchildren have gotten married, they have hand carried shower and wedding and graduation invitations to us. I find that to be nice. Not only do we get the invitation, but we get to have a nice visit with them.
But I guess there is a new trend happening with today's youth. About two weeks ago I received a message on FB messenger from my niece Crystal. (She is BIL Jerry's daughter) It was a picture of a digital wedding invitation for HER niece. (BIL Larry's step granddaughter). This gets complicated. Anyway, the caption of the Messenger Message was an RSVP. the message was send to everyone in the family. The method of the delivery did not determine if we would go or not go. But I did think that if this was their way of inviting people to an informal wedding, then surely we should have received an individual "message" invite.
The other day when I opened my Facebook page I had a notification that I was invited to an "EVENT". I get a lot of these for civic events etc. THIS one invited me to the wedding shower for the couple I just wrote about. I mentioned it to my grandson's girlfriend and she said this is pretty common now. I find this entire situation very impersonal.
Tell me what you think? Have you ever received invitations via social media? Are you wondering if etiquette is becoming passe?
If you need an AWWWW moment, I leave you with this picture and wondering just WHO this guy IS.