Don’t try to hide it, I know you’re online! Even if I can’t see your last seen on Whatsapp or you’re offline on Facebook chat, I know you’re there! After all, you’re sharing stupid videos and articles with tricky, silly titles. Or you’re instagramming your every meal.
So please, don’t try to tell me you’re too busy to reply to a tiny email we sent you a few weeks ago, telling you to save the date!
The whole reason behind us sending Save the Dates six months ahead of time was because of the people we would most love to celebrate our big day with live abroad and we wanted them to have a heads-up so that they could make their plans- and so we could know just how much our total invitees list would be!
Naturally, we expected a response to the little email to sent out. I thought this should be easy, we’re a generation that spends their entire time on smartphones and technologies- and our emails are never unreachable. No one we know is currently living off the grid or far away from civilization!
What we didn’t expect was for around a month to pass without a single peep from a lot of people.
I don’t get how it must be so hard to compose a simple message saying yes, no, and even maybe! You’re honestly being rude when a lot of people called from God knows where to tell us they’d be coming and others booked their flight tickets five months ahead just because they want to be here.
Look, we won’t be heartbroken if you say you can’t come. We understand there are plenty of reasons that might prevent you from coming, and we’re not little kids who will pout all day and sit in the corner at the sound of no.
But we clearly do care about your presence, otherwise we wouldn’t have bothered to invite you at all. Just please, don’t pretend you’re too busy and never going online. I don’t want to have to treat you like I do at work with people who go weeks without even replying to an email so we have to send a kind reminder email.
That’s not the way things work with family and friends and I would hate for things to come to this. We’re already having trouble as is with setting up our guest list.
Just reply and no hard feelings, I promise.