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Be My Guest

July 31, 2011

The first step in getting anyone to come to your wedding is to invite them, of course, and most people do so with fancy invitations using decorative fonts. A lot of people don’t realize that invitations are a great way to not only show off some of your personality, but also to let your guests have a little bit of fun.

Turn your invitation into a puzzle, whether a jigsaw puzzle that has to be put together, a brainteaser or a crossword that has to be solved. Not only will your invitees enjoy the challenge of figuring it out, it will be a great way for them to mentally save the date!

Take a video of you and your fiance inviting everyone to the wedding and send it out either on DVD or, for a more modern twist, email it to your guests. You can’t get much more personal than that. It is important to include a small card with the written information regarding the date and time so your guests don’t have to replay the video.  If you choose not to make a video, including a photograph in the invitation is a great alternative.

Have a drawing made based on a picture of the two of you. It is a whimsical way to showcase your fun side and will surely put a smile on everyone’s face when they open the envelope.

Write a poem incorporating both fun information regarding your relationship and the pertinent details about your wedding date. After all, not everyone you are going to invite has had the opportunity to share in the special moments with you so it would be a great chance to let everyone in on some of the things they missed.

While weddings are steeped in tradition, there are countless ways to step outside of the box, add personal touches and make the day uniquely your own. Sending out one-of-a-kind invitations is something you can do well in advance to get your guests excited about the day and peak their interest for what is to come.

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