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Extra Wedding Invitations? Invite These Celebrities to Get Signed Memorabilia!

Yesterday, I wrote about our Wedding Invitations, and I mentioned that yes, we did sent an invitation to Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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Word on the street is that if you invite Mickey and Minnie to your wedding, they will politely decline, but will send you an autographed photo of them standing in front of the Castle. I’ve also read that they could send you a postcard and perhaps a “just married” button. We had a few extra invitations, so I figured I’d give it a try! If anything, it’ll make for a nice addition to our wedding scrapbook.
It also got me thinking, who else could we invite with the hopes of getting some signed/autographed memorabilia to add to the scrapbook? I did some research, and came up with this list.

Readers have noted that it doesn’t just have to be for your wedding – you can try requesting responses using birth announcements, birthday party invitations, graduation announcements and more!

*Note- sending invitations to the following people does not guarantee you’ll get a response in any form, but it’s still fun to try! If you do get a response, let me know in the comment section above! I’d love to hear your story!

List of Celebrities to invite to your wedding:
(Yes- I did send two sets to Mickey and Minnie– one to Disneyland and one to Walt Disney World. I heard that Disneyland was better at responding, and I want my odds to be in my favor!)

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
The Magic Kingdom
1675 N Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office Rm. 39
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
(Apparently he’s very good about sending you a congratulatory letter)

Cinderella and Prince Charming
P.O. Box 1000
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(I hear they send you a certificate)

Madonna
Untitled Entertainment
1801 Century Park E.
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Ellen Degeneres
ATTN: Fan Mail
PO Box 7788
Burbank, CA 91522
(Hey- you never know, you could end up on her show!)

Oprah Winfrey
Harpo Productions
PO Box 909715
Chicago, IL 60690
(I heard she sends you a car. A free car. Free cars for everyone! Haha– just kidding. I wish!)

Darius Rucker
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
21 Music Sq W
Nashville, TN 37203
(Our first dance will be danced to his song “History In the Making”. I’m thinking about adding a little note about that in the invite)

I also discovered this website:
http://www.fanmail.biz/

It is an online database of many celebrities and their addresses. If I haven’t listed someone, perhaps you can find them on that site!

I’ll be sure to update this post if and when I receive any responses! Let me know in the comments if you have had any success with the addresses listed.

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Wedding Invitations

A big ole check for our wedding checklist– our wedding invitations went out this weekend! I am DIY-ing as much as our wedding as I can, not only to save a little money, but because it’s in my blood! People who know me know that I have to have my personal touch on everything that goes into our wedding. So far, I’ve blogged about the handmade bridesmaids clutches I made, the chalkboard trays we’re going to use to write the buffet menu on, and the ‘Sweating For the Wedding” t-shirts I made for my sister and myself.
But– nothing has taken up more time than these invitations! I had no idea that such a simple task would be so time consuming.
For those that don’t know our background, a quick rundown- my fiancé is in the Air Force and is stationed on the opposite end of the country, so unfortunately, he hasn’t had much of a hand in planning the wedding. However, he was visiting me a few months ago, and I sat him down to help with the wedding favors and invitations. Making the invitations themselves took almost an entire day! Before we even got to the designing step, we had to think of the wording, proof read it (at least 5 times!), and then I designed the layout in Photoshop, and finally we printed them. We had to feed the paper into the printer only a few at a time to prevent jamming. Then, they all had to be slid into their little vellum sleeve, which was not an easy task (but he was a trooper and helped out!).
Afterward, we had to plan out the response cards. I wanted to go with something fun, he did not. So we compromised and made two different kinds. More on that below.
Onto the pictures for now- here’s an overview of the whole shebang.
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Aren’t these envelopes gorgeous?  My mom hand-calligraphied (Is that a word?) all 100+ envelopes. She has always done calligraphy, but a few months ago, she and I took a class in copperplate, which is a fancier, more scroll-ish version of calligraphy.  She estimates that the envelopes alone took her nearly 30 hours to complete.

(And yes, we did invite Mickey and Minnie Mouse to our wedding  – more about that here. Click the link to find a whole list of celebrities you can invite to your wedding in hopes of getting back some autographed pictures or signed congratulatory letters!)
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Our invites– it features a small ribbon at the top and then it slides into the little vellum sleeve.  It took me forever to pick that font that I used too (I’m a font snob!).  I ended up using “Jenna Sue” – it’s a free download on a number of sites.
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My favorite part- our RSVP cards!  The one in the back is the plain one that we sent to some people, and the one in the front is the “fun” one that went mainly to our friends and anyone else we felt had a good sense of humor.  It is mad-libs style and I cannot wait to see what people fill in!

If you can’t read it, this is what it says: (the words in parenthesis are what they are supposed to fill in)

On July 28th, when Dana and Michael (verb) down the aisle, (your names) (will/will not) be there to (verb) them.  We were so (adjective) to receive the invite!  We promise to dance if you play (your favorite song).  We are (adjective) for them and wish them many years of happiness and (nouns).
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And last, a picture of everything lined up.  The card in the bottom right hand corner is just a postcard I ordered from Staples.  The front lists the address and phone number of the two hotels we blocked out rooms for the guests to stay at and has a map on the back for out of town guests.

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So there’s everything!  Between designing, printing, stuffing, attaching ribbons, writing addreses, stamping, licking (the envelopes), etc, I’m guessing we put in close to 50 hours.  Now I see why people just go out and order them!  Whew!  I told myself I deserve a big bowl of ice cream to take away the envelope taste so my only question now is…. vanilla or chocolate?

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