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#1 Can'tHardlyWait

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    Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:43 PM

    So I have been toying with the idea of scrapping formal invitations and just mailing all our guests a short dvd of FI and I inviting them to our wedding. I got the idea when I was thinking of ways to make our STD's more creative, but then I started studying for the bar and completely forgot about it.

    FI and I thought it would be really cute to do a short (maybe 5 minutes) video. We met in high school 7 years ago and both our parents still live in that town so we thought we would start the video there, then film a little in Atlantic City (where we "met" for the second time) and eventually started dating. We would finish up in our apartment in Boston... I just really want to do something personal and fun that would make our guests laugh :)

    Opinions, suggestions, criticisms... is this a stupid idea?

    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:46 PM

      I have never heard of this before. It is def original. I think it is a cool idea. I think if I got it in the mail though, I might be too lazy to stick it in the DVD player. I usually open my mail over the trashcan and under the calendar (to write whatever I need to).

      I know that is horrible, esp since I am putting so much thought into my own invites, but that's how I open my mail!

      Maybe if you included a letter (or DVD label) to state what it is, you might get someone like me quicker to my DVD player...

      #3 rodent

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        Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

        Do you have a DVD burner? Otherwise, it could get expensive. I think it sounds really cute. I'd include something written too for people without DVD players.

        #4 JulieG

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          Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

          I think its a great idea. I have never heard of it before, but I love it. I also think you should include a label and a letter telling everyone to watch it, but I would totally run to watch it. So, I say go for it.

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:03 PM

            I think it's a great idea! You could decorate the package really cute. I would probably include a little card also with the date/info. I'm finding that people are lame.. sorry but they are. If they can't even drop a postcard in the mail that already has a stamp on it, they may not write down the important info like which date to save. :)
            How many of them are you sending?

            You could actually add music files to the dvd too and make it a keepsake for people..
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            #6 rodent

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              Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:08 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by cheese_diva
              I think it's a great idea! You could decorate the package really cute. I would probably include a little card also with the date/info. I'm finding that people are lame.. sorry but they are. If they can't even drop a postcard in the mail that already has a stamp on it, they may not write down the important info like which date to save. :)
              How many of them are you sending?

              You could actually add music files to the dvd too and make it a keepsake for people..
              I know what you mean. I don't understand why people can't RSVP. I return those things before I even drive away from the mail box.

              Have you used Movie maker before? That might be useful for editing your video. I started a thread about how to use it.

              #7 Chiquita

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                Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:21 PM

                I think that sounds like a really cool idea!

                #8 IrieBride08

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                  Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:25 PM

                  I think this is a great idea. Very novel idea. Your guests will love to have it as a keepsake. (Almost like making your own "Married Away" show!)

                  #9 Can'tHardlyWait

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                    Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by carlymcmullen
                    Maybe if you included a letter (or DVD label) to state what it is, you might get someone like me quicker to my DVD player...
                    I was thinking we would put a DVD label with our names, wedding date, and location. Also, we will probably include a really inexpensive invitation (that I will print at home) with the basic invitation information (date, place, time, parents' names, etc)

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Morgan
                    Do you have a DVD burner? Otherwise, it could get expensive. I think it sounds really cute. I'd include something written too for people without DVD players.
                    I actually have a DVD burner so I am going to give it a try myself first. I will definitely check out the threads about the movie maker program. However, if it turns out that I am clueless, FI's parents have a friend who does this kind of stuff so we may ask for his help. Invitations are something FI and I are paying for ourselves, so we have a pretty decent budget (up to $15 each).

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by cheese_diva
                    How many of them are you sending?
                    I will be sending out 90 invitations


                    I don't know if this is just another one of my crazy ideas, but I think it could be a really cute personal way of inviting our guests to our wedding. I have a good amount of family flying in from Israel for it, so I thought it would make them feel special to "hear" the invitation in hebrew (FI has been working on his hebrew for almost a year now).

                    #10 Spazz

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                      Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

                      I think this sounds like a great idea! You are so creative!




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