February 27, 2013

Wedding Trend: The "Novite"

According to the Today show, a new trend is popping up among the soon-to-be-wed. "Novites," as coined by CBS, is the practice of notifying friends and family with news that they will not be invited to witness a couple's nuptials.

Experts believe this trend finds its roots in social media and the need for instant communication. In an effort to lower expectations and prepare friends who won't make the guest list, some couples are choosing to notify the non-invited with an e-mail or even a mailed card to communicate that they should not expect to receive a wedding invitation.

What do you think about this trend? Have you ever received a "novite?" How would you feel if you did?