Wedding alerts have really evolved over the years. First we had formal wedding invitations. Then formal, pre-invitation “save the date” notices became quite trendy. Now even emailed invitations and E-vites are becoming mainstream.
So what’s the newest wedding alert fad? “You’re NOT Invited” alerts! Say what?!
Well, with the growing influence of social media, so much information about wedding plans, dates, times, locations is available online that many friends and acquaintances are simply assuming they are invited – and then showing up! The unexpected, uninvited “guests” are making for some pretty awkward moments, and are translating into some unexpected and unbudgeted costs and fees.
To stem the tide of uninvited guests, couples are now sending out “not invited” alerts ahead of their big day. Couples on a tight budget are especially jumping on the uninvited band wagon. Some are sending formal un-invitations via regular mail. Others are sending out email blasts or Facebook group messages.
Most are crafted with gentle, and even penitent wording. Take this one for example:
“We’ve had to be pretty brutal in chopping down our guest list. I’m so sad that you won’t be there with us on the day, but we look forward to catching up afterwards!”
As gentle as this alert sounds, you’ll probably still feel the sting of rejection. Better prepare yourself now, because one day soon you will likely receive an uninvited alert, too.
Aren’t you glad that God excludes no one from His guest list? In fact, quite the contrary of sending out a “You’re not invited” alert, He has gone the extra mile, tracking people down on the “highways and byways” (Mt. 22:1ff) to invite each and every one to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. The trouble is many refuse the invitation, while others fail to make the proper preparation required. Friends, you are invited the Marriage Feast accept the invitation by believing on Jesus (Jn. 3:16), repenting of your sins (Lk. 13:3), confess the sweet name of Jesus (Rom. 10:9-10), and be immersed in water for the remission of your sins (Acts 2:38). Come, all things are ready.
Will you obediently accept the invitation of the Almighty?
Think About It!
Have An Awesome day!
Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”