Awkward: ‘You’re Not Invited’ Wedding Invitations Apparently A Thing
1:30 pm, February 10th | by Laura Donovan
What’s worse than the stream of engagement alerts on the top right section of your Facebook newsfeed? Reading all about said engagements on the social media platform and being sent “you’re not invited” notifications to confirm you’re not, in fact, important enough to attend the big ceremony that has been flooding your feed.
But according to TODAY, it’s probably nothing personal. The trend, which is a direct result of our over-sharing culture, can be chalked up to brides and grooms being on too tight a budget to invite, say, every one on their Facebook friends list to the wedding. And that’s understandable, given how many throwaway friends everyone has on the site.
“Nine out of 10 times, it’s because of lack of space – and the couple feels super guilty,” Tatiana Byron, founder of event planning service The Wedding Salon, explained to TODAY.com. “These are usually people they’re friendly with, but not close to.”
TODAY reports that Tatiana’s clients have gone so far as to have a wedding planning notify people that they can’t come to the wedding and even call with an apology on behalf of the betrothed. Unsurprisingly, people don’t respond well to receiving a call like that:
“Some of their friends complain and criticize the couple, thinking the planner won’t tell the client. The groom blames the bride, and the bride blames the groom.”
Or maybe they just don’t get the fact that the couple hired a wedding planner but can’t afford to let them attend the big day? If you’re outsourcing your wedding non-invites in that way, you’re clearly not hurting for cash.