“Enlightening” young engaged couples is apparently my lot in life. This happens because 1) my husband owns a stationery and gift shop and 2) I am hyper-vigilant about the incredible lapse in civility, judgement, maturity, taste, and corresponding oceans of BS made manifest in twenty-first century weddings.
When viewed on a smart phone or android device (with the proper software installed) the device will “beep” and go to a website with more information about the product, project or whatever is being advertised. Appropriate for some applications involving commerce, but weddings (as commerce related as they have become) are not an appropriate application.
Seriously, people are putting QR codes on their wedding invitations to “help” their guests learn ever so much more about THEIR SPECIAL DAY (TSD). While the average wedding guest already has to endure continuous updates on TSD, it seems to me that the first step is a review of the invited guests and the whole procedure in general.
Having finished that, let’s look at the reality of QR codes. Any digital innovation is “state of the art” for approximately 15 minutes. Do you really want your wedding invitation to bear the visual equivalent of a leisure suit or Members Only jacket? Aside from looking just plain fugly, the entire concept is in keeping with the dumbing-down of civilized society. “What do you mean, I have to actually READ something?” Why do I foresee a future when people will receive a wedding e-vite with a QR code or link to 1)RSVP, 2)select a gift from the bridal registry, 3) attend via SKYPE and 4) fart, scratch and go back to watching their movie without breaking a sweat or giving any actual thought to people involved? Good heavens people, get your heads out of your digital asses already.