Right now I am at the time of my life where my friends are starting to get married and get on with their lives. (Yikes.) However, with the rise of facebook, twitter and yes even MySpace I feel like my generation is dropping the ball with the wedding invitation etiquette.
My buddy is getting married, so he sent us all a Facebook group invitation and asked us if we wanted personal invites. I’m not going to lie this was confusing. None of us knew if we were invited or not, because not all of our friends received an invitation in any capacity.
So confusing in fact, the best man had to send an email asking all of us if we were coming or not. Keep in mind this was sent after our reply by date, listed on the actual invitation. The email also came 4 weeks before the wedding. This wedding is more or less a destination wedding, so it’s hard for the lot of us to make it out there.
I now fear for my friend’s sake, that there won’t be many people there on his side. In conclusion, bite the bullet and send a wedding invitation. Facebook is great and all, but not for wedding invitations. An invitation in the mail is traditional, practical and special (it IS a special day, right?). It will also allow people to make plans and come out and make the day special. You don't want your friends to feel like an after thought.