Making a list and checking it twice, thrice and four times? There are a couple of celebrities you’d want to invite and you just may get a response. If you invite the Obama’s, you get a congratulatory wedding note, Mickey and Minnie also send their love in a cute signed Mickey and Minnie postcard.
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In some cases, celebrities do show up to your wedding (or surprise you just like Adam Levine in the music video Sugar) and if they cannot make it– they might just make an appearance at your bridal shower. As we know,Taylor Swift loves her fans and if you’re lucky, you just may be the next one to be on her Swiftmas list. Taylor Swift was invited to a fans wedding, but was told she didn’t have time to attend so what did she do? She showed up to her bridal shower. How cool is that! Read more about Gena Gabrielle and Taylor Swift’s surprise here. One couple jokingly sent an invitation to the Buckingham Palace and was shocked to see that Queen Elizabeth II actually showed up. Speaking of Queens, Queen B, Miss Beyonce Knowles, has been known to crash weddings as well.
http://www.fanmail.biz/ is a website where fans can send invitations and or just fan mail to celebrities. Just type in a name and ta-da, an address.
Here’s a list of a few of our favorites:
The White House
Greetings Office Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20500
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
The Magic Kingdom
1675 N. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
P.O. Box 909715
Chicago, IL 60690
Attn: Fan Mail
P.O. Box 7788
Burbank, CA 91522
Taylor Swift Entertainment
242 West Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
265 S. Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Music World Entertainment
1505 Hadley Street
Houston, TX 77002-8927
Today, Brides have more freedom when it comes to planning their wedding. Mixing styles to make their wedding tailored to their tastes. Some adopt a more casual wedding style with formal wedding touches to set their wedding apart. Whatever your wedding style be, invitations set the tone of your wedding day.
Writing the invitation sounds simple enough, but there are rules that apply when you’re writing and designing your own wedding invitation. Just like any other professional document, black ink is always used. This specific rule is also applied to formal wedding invitations, but being the modern-rebel we are (hee hee) we think it would be nice to put this formal wedding invitation to the side and use colors that match your wedding theme, but still are bold enough so that the average person can see the address and fine print that goes along with it.
You also want to recognize the people who are paying for the wedding. If your parents are paying for the wedding, their names should appear on the invitation.I f you, the Bride and Groom are paying, your names be on the invitation. It’s a great way to show them how much you respect their support emotionally and also financially.
Keep in mind, gift registries are normally not included in the invitation, but these days, brides and grooms have included their wedding website on the invitations where guests can find out more information about the wedding such as locations, photos, gift registries and attire fun couple facts.
We found an awesome article from www.theknot.com about wedding invitations which has more detail on how to write the perfect wedding invitation Click here for the article.. Here’s a snippet from their article that may help you:
In its simplest form, this is the standard wording template:
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan River [proper names of those hosting]
request the honor of your presence [request line]*
at the marriage of their daughter [list relationship of the bride to the host]
Elizabeth Anne [bride’s first and middle names only]
to Joshua James Smith [groom’s full name]
Saturday the sixth of May [day of the week, day and month of wedding]
at six o’clock in the evening [time of wedding and time of day]
Plaza Hotel [name of the location of wedding]
New York, New York [city and state where wedding will take place]
Reception to follow [reception line]
*Knot Note: If the bride’s parents are hosting, it is customary to leave off the bride’s last name. If the groom’s parents are involved, the bride’s last name should be included”
Not a traditional wedding invitation fan? Here are a few unique ideas that might get your creative juices flowing.
Gathering a group of people isn’t an easy thing. Whichever style you choose make sure you tell your guests early so they can make plans ahead of time. It’s customary to send your wedding invites at least 6-8 weeks before your wedding. That would be enough time for your guest to decide and for you to plan the event accordingly.
Choosing a dress that your closest girlfriends are going to wear for your wedding is difficult. You want them to be comfortable in what their wearing, making sure the dress complements their style, figure and skin tone and also something that does not necessarily compromise your vision. As a bridesmaid, your role is to support the bride and that means to accept the dress style with class, appreciation and honor.
We’ve collect a few images that capture unique and flattering bridesmaid dresses we hope spark your interest.
A North Carolina Wedding captured by the beautiful and talented Emily Chidester.
Christina went with our Burlap Rhinestone Book Page Brooch Bouquet for her bridal bouquet and the The Sarah Olivia Book Page Rose Bouquet With a Burlap Base for her bridesmaid. THe groom, Sheng chose our Tea Stained Shabby Chic Rhinestone and Faux Pearl Boutonnière for himself.
Congratulations Christina & Sheng! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. My dear friends, I hope your life together will be filled with joy, happiness and lots of love!
Imagine yourself at the altar, you and your groom smiling while you looking into his eyes You’re making a memory of this moment and how this feeling you’re feeling is going to last a lifetime. Now picture yourself as one of your guests witnessing that moment and how pictures will look. What would make it look more adoring? A backdrop perhaps? Here are a few ideas we’ve collected to spark your creativity.
It’s time to round them up! They’ll help you stuff envelopes, plan your bachelorette party, glue things together and wear any dress you choose. During this time, they will be your army, but first you’d want to decide who you want to be in your wedding camp. As they will be a crucial part of your big day, to let them know how much you appreciate their support and friendship, presenting everyone with Bridesmaid Gift Boxes will show them even more how much you care about them, even though they already know this. What would you do without the girls by your side?
The amount of bridesmaids is a decision only you can make. In 27 Dresses, Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) had 27. That might now be a number you are not comfortable with, but this movie just shows you that there isn’t a rule to how many bridesmaids you can have. So how do you pick your bridesmaids? Here are a list of things to keep in mind when looking for bridesmaids.
- The size of your wedding- Choose a number of bridesmaids that would complement your wedding size. If you have a small intimate wedding of maybe 50 and under, a high number of bridesmaids is probably not a good idea to have in your wedding party.
- It’s the Grooms wedding too- Does the groom have sisters or cousins, he wants to have in the bridal party also? How many people did he have in mind? If you don’t know, you may want to ask.
- Bridesmaid duties- The Maid of Honor and bridesmaids are the brides right hand woman. They are expected to be there when the bride needs help and advice on anything. To answer questions, contact vendors and be there for emotional support when needed. It’s a huge role to play with. In addition, typically, they’re expected to pay for their expenses such as airfare for destination weddings, hair, make up, shoes and their wedding dress.
- What are you looking for?– Only you know exactly how you are. Take a step back and evaluate what type of bride you are. Do you like to do things and make decisions with only you and your partner or do you need your girls to help you with that decision? Do feel that bridesmaids are required to fulfill ALL bridesmaid duties from accompanying you when you look at wedding dresses to attending your bachelorette party? If one of your attendee’s aren’t able to make it, would you be ok with that?
- Where will you be in 20 years- A wedding lasts a day, a marriage lasts a lifetime, but will your friendship with the bridesmaids be the same in 20 years? You’ll want to look back at your wedding pictures 20 years down the line and have the same concrete friendships with the same people as you did when you were at the altar.
- They like him too- At this time, you’d want to be surrounded with positive supportive people. Pick bridesmaids that approve of him and your wedding.
- They don’t have to be matching- Traditionally, bridesmaids were unmarried young women, but in current times, both the bride and the groom can pick bridesmaids and groomsmen.
If you’re still confused, Just for fun, we’ve found a How to Pick your BRidesmaids Quiz on www. brides.com by Amanda MacMillan. You can rate your candidates using this short quiz. When you’re done with the quiz, you can determine which candidate falls in what score range, then Tada, that’s your answer.
You are siblings: +10 points
She and your fiancé are siblings: +4 points.
As a general rule, you should try to include his sister unless he asks you not to.
You’ve been BFFs forever: +1 point for every five years you’ve been close.
You’re BFFs now: +2 points. Add five if she was the first person you called after saying yes.
She was a bridezilla at her own wedding: -3 points
Being around her just makes you happy, plain and simple: +5 points
You’d trust her opinion in any dressing room: +1 point
You were a bridesmaid at her wedding: +2 points. Unless the statute of limitations—five years—is up. Then there’s no obligation.
And the winners are…
1-6 points: Someone has to do the readings, right?
7-14 points: Makes the cut!
15+ points: By a landslide. Maid of honor
I am so much in love with Twin Hearts Photography’s photos on Samantha and Nathan’s wedding in Georgia. Samantha looked simply beautiful in her white ball gown wedding dress and the groom, happy as ever to be marrying the most beautiful bride he’s ever seen. Congratulations Samantha and Nathan. We wish you a wonderful journey as you start your lives together.
Photos Courtesy of Twin Hearts Photography
As far as wedding invitations, there are so many different styles, types and fonts to choose from. In the most elaborate plan, there are also a number of inserts to include or not to include, which we will go over in the near future. When we were planning our wedding, we searched high and low for wedding invitations. We compared styles and price until we found a best fit for us. Our wedding theme was “simple-vintage elegance” and were looking for an invitation that complemented that style and didn’t break the bank and Shine Wedding Invitation did just that.
Shine Wedding Invitation , allowed us to purchase a sample set of the invitations we thought about purchasing and when we received them, we were more than pleased. The sample was nicely presented. It came in a beautiful box wrapped in a bow and inside the sample set was packaged with fine tissue and was nicely placed together.
Their “Simple, Elegant Script Wedding Invitation Sample Set” (shown above) were the invitations we chose to move forward with. We gravitated towards their clean and elegant style and the font pairings complimented each other perfectly.
The invitation set Shine Wedding Invitation offers is completely customizable, even down to the envelope liners. They offer 44 colors and 11 envelope patterns to choose from. The ordering process was simple and easy which is extremely helpful. We all know how stressful planning a wedding can be. In addition to wedding invitations, they offer Save the Dates, Wedding programs, Wedding Menus, Place Cards, Table Numbers, Guest Addressing and Thank Yous to match.
They are currently offering a free Wedding Invitation Sample Set on their website (an $8.50 value) on their website. Just like them on Facebook then enter your contact and shipping information, along with your wedding invitation design choice and submit the form.
*Free samples are limited to one per customer. Additional samples can be purchased through our website.
Go ahead and check them out and I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what they have.