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You're not invited? Couples send anti-invites to weddings

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Some couples getting ready to say "I do" are saying "I don't" to many people in their social media networks who may have expected a wedding invitation.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and the guest list can be a major source of stress for many couples.

"Your guests count as the number one thing that drives the budget up. I mean, even 25 people can be a thousand or more dollars," said event planner Lindsay Pitt.

Social media has expanded our social circles, so sharing special news like an engagement can have many more friends expecting an invite.

"They feel so a part of, you know, friends and friends of friends that you probably wouldn't be in touch with otherwise, other than social media, people do kind of feel a part of it and do want to know a lot about your wedding plans and details as they develop," said Pitt.

Enter the "You're not invited" alert. Some couples are choosing to send an email or text to kindly NOT request your presence at a wedding.

"I honestly just heard about this trend this week, and quite frankly, I'm horrified," Pitt said.

Many others that FOX 5 talked with agreed, saying it's unnecessary and rude.

"I think that's what's happening now -- social media is really taking over," said James Pineda.

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