Somehow it happens that many of my friends got the habit of using eVite as a tool for organizing their birthday parties and similar events. I do not want to say anything bad about my friends - but I HATE EVITE!
Actually, it's not eVite - it's the idea of using such tools in general. I can imagine that it might be extremely useful when somebody organizes a party with one hundred participants. But using it for a meeting of ten - or even twenty - friends? That's definitely an overkill.
There are several reasons why I feel in such a way. First, I think an eVite invitation just purely lacks a personal touch. Everybody sees the same text, and - even if the text is written in the most warm and personal words - it's lost among all other elements on the eVite page.
Another reason: I am not sure why do I have to be able to see other guests' responses - or why other guests should read my response? Again, in case of some semiofficial event it's, probably, perfectly OK - but not in case of a small birthday party!
But the invitees replies are not the worst element of the eVite page. The worst - for me - is advertising. (It's also yet another reason why I do hate this tool!) I really don't see why I should get all this garbage when opening a birthday party invitation. Yuck!
I know that most of my friends do not share my point of view. Maybe it's just me - but every time I have to open an eVite page I feel that I long for good old times when invitation were written individually for each guest on pieces of substance called "paper"...
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