(Closed) Sending an invitation to famous people

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We invited Jimmy Buffett and his wife because my Fiance and his father are huge “Parrot Heads.” We’re actually having our Rehearsal Dinner at Margaritaville in Panama City Beach, so we included our Rehearsal Dinner invite too, just in case he happened to be in town! We figured it might be slightly more likely for him to stop by his own restaurant. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However he’ll be on tour in Paris on our wedding date. ๐Ÿ™ 

 

There’s actually a Country Music Festival going on in PCB the weekend of our wedding… Now I’m thinking we should invite Trace Adkins and Toby Keith too!! http://Www.gulfcoastjam.com/lineup/

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Is it lame to make up invitations since we’re not really having anyone there, just us?  Wouldn’t it be something if Bill Murray (FI loves him) showed up on the beach as a witness? Hahahaah ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 64
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Bumble bee

I think everyone has a lot of fun with this idea and I don’t want to make anyone lose their pleasure in this idea: so this is just a very gentle “please consider”. Proper manners are that hostesses ought not to invite people with whom they do not have a relationship.

Inherently, the Queen-subject relationship is a relationship, so nothing wrong with inviting your liege-lady if you live in a monarchy. The President-citizen relationship is similarly quite proper (in fact, when visiting Washington in the nineteenth century, ladies were routinely adviced to leave their visiting cards at the Whitehouse, right after they had called on the wife of the first Justice of the Supreme court. Anyone with whom you are on visiting terms is obviously an appropriate wedding guest.) And Mickey and Minnie are of course on visiting terms with everyone.

But other “celebrities” are technically private citizens. Inviting them puts them under an obligation to respond, which might be a burden on them. It also implies a social relationship which is a little presumptuous For some celebrities, of course, the “fan” relationship is something they invest in to advance their commercial success, and they have staff who handle their fan mail. But many “celebrities” read and handle their own mail and get no advantage from specious invitations. Have fun with this idea, but be gracious and a little cautious of your idols’ limitations.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I totally plan on sending one to Cinderella ๐Ÿ™‚ And maybe Tiarna from the Princess and the Frog, seeing as our engagement cake was a frog proposing to a princess, and my dress kinda looks like hers hehe.

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Totally doing this…

we are actually having a destination wedding. I’m going to invite celebs we love but also invite celebs scheduled to be in Las Vegas that weekend! Couldn’t hurt! Definitely the president, Mickey and Minnie and joss whedon for the fiancé…

Post # 67
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of my best friends sent one to Roger Federer (tennis pro). She forgot about it until she got a package in the mail about a month later with a nice picture frame and note of congratulations that was signed Roger Federer. My friend strongly suspects that this actually came from some friend or family member (we suspect her mother) but nobody has fessed up. Maybe Roger Federer is just really nice to fans!

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

LOL I’d send one to the president, I wouldn’t want celebrities thinking I’m a crazy person especially with access to our names and address.

Post # 69
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

So how exactly do you find all of their addresses?

Post # 70
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Worker bee

@Duncan:  LOL Imagine if six James Bonds showed up at your wedding! They’d trash the reception swinging from the chandeliers and bungee-ing out the windows!

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My Fiance is all about sending invites to celebrities and important people. Aside from the president and royal family we will be sending to Ellen, and Porcia, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brian, John Stamos to name a few. We’ll see if we get anything ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@linsical:  For your invitation, I think the spelling is Portia. Don’t know why I know that. 

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@JenGirl:  I bet it is real! I read an article on espn or something oncr about the very subject- apparently it’s not uncommon for MLB players to send an old batting glove, nfl players to send a photo, etc. I’m sending an invitation to most of the Green Bay Packers roster as a surprise for FI- he’s a huge fan, although we are getting married in the off season so I’m not getting my hopes up too much. Fiance loves tennis, as well, so maybe I’ll try a few of his favorite players.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Duncan:  haha thanks! He has it correct on our Guest list, I told him no they don’t actually count on the guest list because they won’t come lol.

Post # 75
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel

Hot_Sauce:  If you do send something to Kate & Wills, be sure to get their titles right! Kate is not a princess, she is the Duchess of Cambridge!

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