(Closed) Invite to the Obamas

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Send RSVP card to the Obamas?
    Yes : (27 votes)
    55 %
    No : (22 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t get it, why would you send an invitation to the Obamas? (I’m Australian, if that makes a difference!)

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m not sure I get it either. Is this a common thing to do in the states?

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Im not sure either, and I live in the states….

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper

    ya i dont get it either (i’m from Canada).  i told my Fiance though and he said maybe Obama will send a gift even though he can’t attend?  in that case, i wish i invited him to mine!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I hear people do this to get a nice memento. Kind of neat.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Oh, oops, I might have voted for yes, but really I should have voted No.

    I didn’t include an RSVP card since I knew they weren’t going to actually use the RSVP.  They just use the address.

     @PuntaCanaBride:

    @Miss.Lace:

    @banana_anna:  I know I sent one because I wanted a letter from the Obama’s congratulating us on our wedding.  It’s very nice. 

    All the presidents do this.  If Bush was still president, you could send one to the white house and get one in return with his signature. 

    I know if you live in England, you could send one to the queen and you would get a letter from her. I really wanted one, too bad I don’t know anyone who lives in London.  (ETA: Oh, shoot, I do know someone in England.  Crap! )

    I, also, sent one to Disney and I got a letter from Cinderella and Prince Charming.  We are both big Disney fans, although, my husband is a huge disney fan.

    Any way, it’s just something nice to have.

    For those of you in Austrailia, it would be like a letter of congrats from your president.  Or do you have a president or is it a prime minister.  Sorry, I’m not familiar with how your government is run.  Sorry. :/

    ETA: Oh, I don’t have a photo of my card but I know a few bees posted what their card looked like.  If I remember, I’ll go home and take a pic and show you all. I think it’s really cool.  I still support Obama. Although, my husband, doesn’t. I don’t think he was as excited about it as I was.  He was really excited about the disney one. lol

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Don’t include the Rsvp, I would just be wasted.

    People invite the President and first lady to get back a commemorative card with good wishes “signed” by the president.

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper

    @tksjewelry  that must be like a full time job to reply to them all!

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Oh, and the signature looks like it was signed with real ink. It didn’t look stamped like I thought it would be.  I was really surprised by that.  I doubt Obama actually signed it but it was a really nice detail. 

    ETA: Oh, and I hear depending on the time of year, there might be a really long delay.  I heard a few months to get a reply.  Although,  I was lucky and got it before my wedding.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I didn’t know Disney did it! Wow, adding to my list! lol

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @yrret107 – you can invite Past Presidents, you still get back a nice note and with those sometimes they personally sign them instead of them being stamped signatures. We got ours back already from Bush Sr and it is actually his signature and not a repoduction.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @tksjewelry: Really, I didn’t know that.  That’s cool.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @banana_anna:  I don’t know if it works the same here in Australia.  Fiance is from here and it’s where we’re currently living so I tried to find an address to send an invite to Julia Gillard but as of yet, have been unsuccessful.  We mailed ours off to the Obamas a couple of weeks ago and can’t wait for the response!   I had hoped we’d be able to put responses from Obama and Gillard side by side in an album but looks like that won’t work out.

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