Earlier this week I received, by email, an invitation to a wedding. This was a first for me. The bride and groom will be married in a couple of weeks in the Pacific Northwest. The only trouble is that I received the invitation by mistake. I don’t know these people from Adam.
This got me thinking about how many other wedding invitations now are distributed this way. Look at the savings in costs of production and mailing. Add to that the savings in time and energy of addressing all those invitations, putting on stamps, taking them to the post office. Of course, the couple will find out if they have a wrong address when it returns to them after it is mailed. In the case of emailed invitations, you may never know if you sent it to the right person(s).
Now my quandary is this: do I respond to the invitation? Do I let them know they sent this to me by mistake? Or is the whole thing a scam trying to confirm viable addresses for more nefarious activities?
I’m probably just going to ignore the invite and leave the couple wondering if the actual intended recipient is or is not coming. That’ll show them!