Weddings: Click Here If You're Attending

Weddings are so much work. You gotta order a cake, get a band, and set up your Web-based guest-interaction program...well, in Silicon Valley, anyway. In June, friends of Chris Holten, 30, and Hugh Hempel, 41, sweethearts who met at Netscape Communications Corp., weren't quite so much invited to the couple's October wedding in Hawaii as alerted by E-mail. Holten now has her own PR firm, and a client, Responsys.com, makes software to help companies create online marketing campaigns. She offered to use her nuptials to test the technology. "We will send out `formal' invitations via `snail mail' in the coming weeks," her E-missive to friends warned, barely concealing her contempt.

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