It is 3 months, 1 week, and 4 days until Megan and I get married. Or, I should say, it is only 3 months, 1 week, and 4 days until our wedding.
So you may be asking yourself, "Where is my invitation?" Perhaps you are a family member of one of us (Hi cousins!) or a friend, and you have been anxiously checking your mailbox, waiting for that bulky envelope that includes your invitation, your rsvp form, and your return envelope.
Let me put you out of your misery: It isn't coming.
Nope. There will not be an invitation in your mailbox. It's not happening.
This week, Megan and I put out our online invitation via email, facebook, and twitter. There was an invitation in the monthly newsletter of St. John Lutheran Church, and it will be in the weekly email of Brenham Presbyterian Church.
This is your invitation. You are important to us. We want you there.
We also did some math. Because we believe that a wedding is an event for the community of faith, we have invited ... well, everyone. At a reasonable middle of the road price, it would cost us $4,000 to send print invitations, at a minimum. Add to that the time to address and stamp all those envelopes.
Simply put, it would not have happened. Our wedding would have been significantly smaller, and important people would not have been included. So, in the interest of making this event as open and welcoming and joyous as possible, we have turned to the gifts of modern technology and social media.
Give us your RSVP at the online invitation, and let us make plans for you to be there. Come by the facebook event page and talk with others who are coming to the wedding or who are planning on watching the live-stream.
(A special thank you to our engagement photographer, Amanda Faucett, who provided the pictures for our invitations. Stop by and like her facebook page, she does great work)