Save-The-Date Wedding Videos: Crazy or Cool?
Would you spend thousands of dollars instead of just sending a card? We check out this extravagant new trend.
Just like diet plans, yoga pants and Heidi Montag’s breasts, wedding save-the-dates have gone Hollywood. Betrothed couples are no longer satisfied with announcing their nuptials on boring cardstock, magnets or their foreheads.
They’re now creating elaborate save-the-date videos sent to friends and family via email instead of vellum envelopes. Much like the “surprise” wedding dance video craze that popped up last summer, this wedding trend seems unstoppable.
The bad news is that most of the S-T-D videos (an unfortunately apt acronym) are highly viral and will leave you feeling awkward and uncomfortable. This video, for example, is strangely stilted and hostile, with the groom-to-be calling his fiancée “drunk with power.”
Another themed princess fantasy, includes horses, arrows, swords, quivers, crowns, far too much pale flesh, a tented consummation and … light sabers? Think Dungeons & Dragons meets Star Wars meets The Wedding Planner. Icky, right?
I’m all for light-hearted celebrations, but a wedding isn’t the time to get cocky about your iMovie skills. Or your sword-play. Humor and good taste are always subjective. Embossed lettering on linen paper is not.