My siblings and I were very excited about our parents Golden wedding anniversary. We decided to do a video Invitation. While searching for a good website I found what I consider to be one of the best it is called http://www.videoinvitation.net. It was easy to sign up and get started and the prices for the service were more than reasonable. It included the video invitation with an added feature that allowed us to add video as we went along and the option of a still photo gallery. It also had the regular assortment of e-cards.
We chose the theme ” Gold Rush” and did a little bit of acting. We said there was a report of an imminent gold strike at the Amway Grand and held up a tea stained crudely drawn map with the address and directions. We were dressed like miners with picks and everything. Uploaded our little skit using the tools at videoinvitation.net ad was soon receiving RSVP’s. It was fun to do and all our invitees enjoyed the skit and thought it was a novel approach to sending an invitation. Some even admitted to watching it more than once.
My parent’s friends were thrilled with the motif. Our parents have never been the traditional types and growing up with them was a true adventure. They had always marched to a drum no else could hear and I guess we inherited that same zany sense of the absurd. With this one we wanted to go all out. Who else but us would come up with the idea to celebrate a 50-year anniversary by going back in time?
We went all out and the decorations were realistic right down to the paper mache mines on the “outskirts” of town. We sent out video snippets of the story line where the saloon gal with the heart of gold would marry the reformed gunslinger. We all had the time of our lives hamming it up for the cameras.
We had the whole affair videoed and even stole an idea or two from wedding receptions by having digital video recorders placed within easy access of all guests so they could film what ever caught there fancy. The whole venue will be will be set up to resemble a saloon on one end a main street and various facades of things like the sheriff’s office and general store. Everyone was asked to come dressed for the period and was given a pan to use for panning the gold in the makeshift pond. It is just an inflatable pool with some nifty decorations of fake trees and we even put in a few gold fish. I think I have had more fun planning this thing than the people attending it have? Finding videoinvitation.net open a floodgate of creativity that I never knew I had. But the joy on our parent’s face was well worth the time and effort.
In the end my older brother will edit and upload the footage using the save video feature that came with the package so all the family and friends that could not make it to the event got to log in and share in the festivities. I would strongly recommend that you use the http://www.videoinvitation.net service for your next event. Feel free to let your imagination soar.