Post # 1
The husband and I eloped last month, the parents are all finally told and happy for us, and now we need to get the word out to everyone else. My mom wants to send annoucements in the mail to friends of the family and family with a photo. Which we’re totally on board with.
However it occured to us, that we have no idea what most of our friends mailing addresses are. Mr Rachface is a software developer and excited about the idea of making a website, which we will send friends a link to, which has photos from the ceremony, some from the last 3 years we’ve been together and announcing it that way.
Considering this is his field and we are certainly children of the digital generation, do you think it would be appropriate, or should we attempt to track down everyones address?
Post # 3
Send handwritten notes to any of the great-aunts and other stuffy relatives for whom your respective mothers have mailing adresses: not because we cannot use the computer (remember, the people who invented the internet are senior citizens now, and I know octegenarians who supplement their pension by building websites); but because we are stuffy relics of a more stately age, when black ink on thick paper was a sign of gentility.
Use the website to announce your married state to everyone for whom you have email addresses, facebook contacts, or text-message numbers but no mailing address. They’re likely the ones who would think you were wierd if you were to send them a handwritten note.
Post # 4
@aspasia475: Ah yes, Mr. Rachface’s grandfathers are some of those programming octogenarians.
We’re having a reception this summer which we will mail invites for, our main concern was getting the word out on our own terms before word started leaking out.