(Closed) What is up with Facebook event invitations?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If YOU were invited you should be under the awaiting reply. The creater would have clicked on you to send the invite to.

If it just happens to be in your news feed then its something other people are going to.

Post # 4
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2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

For public events, I think it’s okay…but for a private party, it’s kind of questionable!

Post # 5
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4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m with you… I always wonder if they just checked “invite all friends” or something…I always question if I’m REALLY invited.

Post # 6
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I made my invitation private and sent it only to specific people (this was for my guy’s recent birthday party).  I thought it was a great way to get in touch with certain folks who I know are FB junkies, lol.  My biggest pet peeve regarding this was that few people RSVP’d to it though.  Very frustrating.  I ended up still having to call and hunt people down in order to find out if they were coming. 

Post # 7
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am really not a fan of Facebook invites.  For whatever reason, I don’t take them as seriously as I would an Evite, a paper invite through the mail, or an email.  They always feel like an afterthought.

Post # 8
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t like them. For bar/club events I get them all the time but I feel like that’s more of an advertising/promotional thing.

I think for a personal event (birthday party, BBQ, Shower, etc) it needs to be accompanied with an email, otherwise it doesn’t really feel like the host is inviting me personally but rather casting a net into facebook and just hoping people come.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I understand what you mean. When it isn’t very personal, it makes you wonder if they ever really had you in mind when they made it or if it was just like a big party flyer.0

My FB wedding invite was merely a save-the-date announcement. I didn’t really care who responded and who didn’t because not all my friends are on FB. They will still get an invite in the mail. It was just for them to know the date for sure because my date was up in the air for a while.

I can’t speak for your friends, but I know that I personally selected which of my “friends” I was going to send an invite to. I even put on the invite “If you are receiving this, it’s because you are on our invite list.” That way, there’s no confusion.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree, I hate getting invited to events through the FB events thingy.  Not only do I rarely look up at the top right corner of the screen so I don’t even notice it for days, but I feel the same as you do- like I was invited through clicking, “Invite All Friends”.  Really impersonal, IMO.  When I invite people to stuff, I call or e-mail or text message so I know they’ve received it.  Eh…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My group of friends (we number about 10) uses them for nailing down details, but we always know about a gathering beforehand. We like to have an official Facebook event page so we can all see who’s coming and who isn’t and if we need to bring anything. It works for us, but I’ve declined going to events hosted by those outside our group because I wasn’t sure if I was a product of the “Invite All” function :).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I feel the same way. I feel like if someone wants me to go to a certain event, send me something where you know I will actually see the invite (e-mail, text message, phone call)? Or at least, don’t get irritated with me for not responding/ showing up.

My roommate was talking about her show the other day (she’s a musician) and I said, “What show? You never invited me.” She said she sent me an invite on “the book” and I said, “Ummm, I live RIGHT ACROSS THE HALL from you… why would you send me something on FB instead of just yelling out your door?” lol. Technology creates silliness sometimes.

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