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Invitation Awesomeness


My friends Brad & Alex are getting married in a bunch of months and recently I received an invitation to their ‘official’ engagement party. With this engagement party invite came one of the coolest ideas I have ever seen used within an invitation – a scratch away date for when the actual wedding is going to be! Talk about 21st Century technology being awesome! (OK, fine, this technology was around since at least the 1960’s but whatever.) This is a brilliant and fun idea which, as I mentioned, I have never seen on an invitation before.

As you can see – even once it is scratched the invitation doesn’t say much beyond a date for when the wedding will be but it is a real attention grabber and great way to plan ahead and make sure your wedding guests know when the wedding will be months in advance so they can prepare themselves for the day – by planning to take a vacation day the next day and notifying their bosses far in advance! 😉 I kid, I kid.

Also, in writing this post I got to wondering what the heck those scratchcards use as the scratchable shiny silver stuff. According to Wikipedia article “Scratchcard” the opaque substance is usually latex. This is also one of those bits of info that is actually sourced to a seemingly reliable source – a press release by the California State Lottery.

Have you ever seen an invitation which was done like this? Any other really fun or interesting or out of the ordinary ways you’ve seen invitations done? I’d love to hear about them and/or see pictures.

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  1. November 14, 2011 at 12:46 am

    such a cute idea!!

    • November 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Agreed! Maybe someday I’ll do something like it and send it to you Val! Maybe my whole wedding invite will be one hahaha

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