Electronic Wedding Invitations
What can be more personal and worth minding than a letter received by mail, or a message hand-written to deliver the news of an upcoming event? Nowadays with the means that have emerged in the field of communication there is the tendency of congratulating someone through the aid of e-mail card, invites and/or greetings. This mean of delivering messages online sounds to me as very impersonal, the features that accompany this mean (of everybody’s accessibility and availability) making it be very informal, hence touched by the note of cool-hearted delivery.
I must confess that I had used once this e-card option for the birthday of a friend of mine, due to the fact that I was too busy to remember birthdays of my friends, not to mention that in that period of time even my birth date I was about to miss. But this event I promise not to take place again, as I am not at all a fan for this type of sending congrats or greetings to someone. And I have thought that this message sending is actually extinct as option for a wedding invitations mailing, but it proved that I was wrong. Not long ago, I was checking my e-mails and not less was I surprised to see that there was an electronic wedding invitation waiting for me.
At first I had the intention of deleting it from my inbox list, as I thought that it was a bad joke or something junk enough to be sent in spam box. But as I continued reading the subject of the e-mail, I realized that actually it was something meant to be taken for real. So I opened the e-mail and an electronic card was waiting for me and inviting me to attend to the wedding of a roommate whom I lost track of. I was amazed to find out that she actually recollected of me, since the times of our sharing the flat had taken place many years ago.
And returning to my previous opinion I can say that the aspect of an e-wedding card hasn’t aroused at all the curiosity in me in regard to the wedding attendance. I remember that I have sent my RSVP back to my friend’s e-mail address declining the invitation. Needless to add that the appearance of this impersonal way of inviting has somehow turned me mad wondering of I didn’t deserve a mail posted wedding invite.
But the answer to my dilemma I have recently found in one of the online (again) pages relating on the usage of these electronic wedding invitations: the couples who choose to send an e-wedding card do that because of the simple fact that they are not in the possession of the invitee’s mail address, therefore they prefer to have it send in the only way they are sure that the card is delivered: through e-mail address. A wedding planner online will also offer you the possibility to send the invitations online if you want.
And in this way I can say that I was cleared, as I knew that I have been relocated twice since my last meeting with my former roommate, and because she lost track of me she considered my e-mail address the best way to let me know about her wedding event. But getting my answer to my dilemma doesn’t mean that her gesture exonerates her of her mistake. She could have as well e-mailed me asking me about my home address in order to dispatch something for me. Thus I could have received a proper wedding invitation, and who knows maybe I would have even considered the possibility of merrily attending to her important event?!11
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