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dear mr. president

  |   By Roseanne Dela Rosa

Who wants the Obama's to attend their wedding? Apparently you can invite them–they're just not guaranteed to attend. However, if you do send them an invitation you'll get a congratulations card from the president. I learned this interesting tidbit from Barbara Kua–an amazing and talented calligrapher who I blogged about a few months ago. Here's how Barbara found out:

The first time I addressed an invitation to the President of the United States, I did what I always do when seeing someone famous on a client’s guest list… I stop everything and go and show Mr. K. The 2nd and 3rd time I addressed an invitation to the President, Mr. K didn’t seem all that amused and it suddenly dawned on me that this is no coincidence - my clients can’t be expecting the President to show up at their wedding.

So I did some research on what exactly was Room 39 at the Greetings Office in The White House, and I must start off by apologizing to my American friends for my ignorance. It’s actually quite common to address an invitation to the president. Just don’t expect the President and first lady to make a guest appearance at your wedding. What you’ll get in return is a congratulations card from the President, which makes for a lovely keepsake.

Neat huh?! Now, who's going to add the pres to their guest list this weekend?

This article was originally published on Apr 21, 2010
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