Weddings and Facebook

Of weddings and Facebook

We all receive wedding invites, by post, by courier, in person and even by email. A friend of mine recently invited me for his wedding. What’s new, you might ask. Well, somebody inviting me for a wedding is not new, but the wedding invite was an out-of-the-world card, from the e-world literally! The invitation was designed to look like the Facebook homepage.

I thoroughly appreciate his creativity for designing it in such a manner; after all, who wouldn’t know Facebook, right? Nobody would have ever seen a card like that, and his wedding will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time, all because of the invite. Most people who saw the card expressed a wow. Some were of the “oh c’mon, Facebook even in a wedding invite?” kind of opinion.

Creativity apart, are we getting so obsessed that we think of Facebook even in a wedding card? Inviting people on Facebook is one thing; designing a card like Facebook is a different thing altogether.

Facebook wedding card

Next, the status updates might read like this:

XYZ updated status three minutes ago:
we exchanged wedding rings
12 comments, 20 likes
XYZ updated status two minutes ago:
wedding solemnized
24 comments, 50 likes
XYZ updated status one minute ago:
I just kissed the bride, or better still,
I am kissing her now!
108 comments, 254 likes

If this was the case, people would never bother to attend weddings and would happily sit elsewhere, hitting the like button for every update posted!

Lucrative Facebook jobA leading newspaper’s front page article was about a final year B-Tech student of the Allahabad University getting a lucrative job offer even before finishing college. Again, what’s new? Every college or university has campus recruitment programs and thousands of students land themselves in jobs before finishing college. So, this one student got a job offer from Facebook.

The reason it made to the headlines is that, he is going to begin his career with an annual salary package of a whopping $262,500, approximately Rs.1.33 crore! The student requested that his name be withheld for security reasons. Of course he needs security – from all the son-in-law seekers and husband hunters waiting to shoot him down!

People will hardly be surprised if they read another headline very soon:
Millionaire Facebook employee gets a million wedding proposals on Facebook!

The social networking site just got even more popular because of such career options it provides; double thumbs up for this. But looking at the way these social networking sites are storming into our lives, there might even come a time when a spouse will begin posting status messages that would say, “honey come down for dinner, the food is getting cold”! Or rather, has that time already come?

13 Responses

  1. Bhavya
    May 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    It’s Interesting to see how things have been changed from then to now, and even the creativity. But, the social networking sites are influencing too much on our social life. Each minute people update their status on Facebook or any other social networking sites about their personal life. These sites are just to connect with friends and family not to advertise about your own life.

  2. Tilottama
    September 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    i must say yeah it is really innovative …. it will excite n impress of our age group but doubt how it will be interpreted by our well-cultured elders ..we need to keep them in mind too

  3. Sharon Gana
    February 11, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for sharing, really creative and fun fact to discover. Creativity defines the memory of a wedding now.

  4. Akansha
    October 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Wedding websites are already a trend now, and a Facebook wedding invitation just proves how much we are into social media these days. To talk to my own roommate at times, I had to use Facebook messenger because with all her concentration on so many active chats on Facebook, it seemed easier to talk that way.:)

  5. Priyanka S N
    October 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Thinking out of the box.

  6. shashank
    August 22, 2013 at 4:49 am

    quite innovative to get fb on to your wedding card!!

  7. June 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Santosh,

    Thanks for publishing a blog on Friendsbook Wedding card.
    Infact its a good feeling for us to see our work being appreciated.

    Design Space

    1. June 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Thanks for reading Hitesh. The card was a great job! Feels good to talk to the designer himself :)

  8. kanagaraj
    April 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Hi santhosh,

    Article content was interesting. limited people only know this before…you bring it social…it may become trend for sometime. one of my reproduce it for their family event. let me give the person mail id to ask that shall we reproduce it.

    Thank you.


  9. Shruthi Srinivas
    April 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Hey Santosh,

    Nice blog. Interesting, how Facebook has indeed become a part of the most important days of our life. I remember when we would get updates of our MBA classes on Facebook. Its creepy how certain things can grow on you, and you never realise. Good work, looking forward for your next blog :)

    1. April 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks for reading Shruthi. Did You get updates on MBA classes on Facebook? No surprises if the kids to come do their homework on FB and share it with their teachers!

  10. Sowmya HP
    April 6, 2012 at 11:12 am


    Present day happenings are depicted so neatly. Just loved the facebook wedding invite. So creative. Loved the way you have put in things together. All the best :-)

    1. April 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks for Reading Soumya. These people are planning to put up their wedding clip on YouTube, I heard!