Yep, the latest wedding trend is sending out UN-INVITES to folks you DO NOT WANT at your wedding!
Used to be that when you weren't invited to a wedding, you found out by not receiving the save-the-date and/or wedding invitation. You'd assume you just didn't make the cut due to budget constraints/parents' friends of friends and fourth cousins taking up 90 percent of a couple's guest list/having only chatted once with the person since 2002 ... on Facebook. And you'd move on.
But NOW, there's a whole new wedding trend: Sending what can only be described as the anti-invite. As in, an announcement that informs someone that they're not invited to be a part of your Big Day. If you're thinking, "What the $(&(#&! ...?!!" ... no, you are not alone.
Evidence of such a thing appeared in a recent letter in "Dear Prudence" on Slate.com, which read
"Recently I received two separate announcements letting me know that I'm not invited to the wedding of a friend. Both of these came out of the blue; I had not precipitated them by asking if I was going to get an invitation. Apparently, it's a trend for brides and grooms to tell people who didn't make the cut that they aren't going to witness the special day."