It seems there’s a new trend when it comes to getting the word out about your wedding. Some couples have taken to creating videos and putting them up either on sites like YouTube or on their own wedding sites and blogs. Most don’t go to the extreme that this couple did, but they’re not straying far from making videos that are memorable.
Most people have done things the traditional way, that being to make up a list, and then send out invitations only to those people who are actually being invited to the wedding. Even in today’s multimedia world, that’s probably still the best way to go if you want to make sure that no one who ends up not being invited will feel left out. Well, they’ll probably still feel left out, but it’s less of a blow when it’s not thrown in their face like it would be with a video.
Still, there’s something to be said for being able to use some of today’s technology for invitations. Creating a wedding page where you can not only put your general invitations but also keep everyone up to date on what’s going on isn’t such a bad idea. For those folks who you want to make sure knows to go to the webpage you can always send them email to keep them in the loop. Having a website also allows you to put things up such as where you’re registered, directions on how to get everywhere, and anything special you’d like to set up, such as maybe a themed wedding. And of course blogging about the experience not only helps you chronicle everything that happened for later on, but someone might see something you write and offer ideas if you’re worrying about something.
If websites are pretty good ideas, what about texting? I’m sure texting would work, but it could also be cumbersome. If you’re only inviting your closest friends to your wedding that might not be the worst idea in the world, but if you’re going to be inviting more than 100 that’s probably the worst way to go at it.
Deciding to go electronic could end up saving you a lot of money. However, it’s probably still not the most convenient way to go, or even the most efficient. For instance, your grandparents probably aren’t going to be as internet savvy, so you’ll have to go a more traditional route in making sure they know. That could pertain to other relatives as well. If you don’t know everyone’s email address, you’re going to have to rely on a lot of other people for information, or start pounding the phone books or picking up the phone to find those email addresses. If you have to do that anyway, you might as well just go ahead and send them regular invitations.