Imagine how exciting it would be, as a Bride & Groom, to receive congratulatory greetings for your wedding from the President of the United States and the First Lady.
Well, you can and it’s FREE as long as the recipients are American citizens and you follow 2, very simple steps.
First, wedding greetings may only be requested after the wedding has taken place.
Second, a Presidential greeting request must include the following information:
Name of the Bride & Groom
Address of the Bride & Groom
Date (month, day, year) of the wedding
The name, email address and daytime phone number of the individual requesting the greeting.
And, although not mandated as a requirement, sending a copy of the wedding invitation might be a nice gesture. It would also add legitimacy to the request.
Now that you’ve got all of the information put together, you can submit it in one of 2 ways:
Mail: The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
As you can probably surmise, my inside sources* tell me that the White House gets a ton of requests for such congratulatory greetings. So, allow several months for it to reach the recipient.
As an FYI, the White House also sends congratulatory notes to citizens that are…
…commemorating the birth of a child.
…celebrating a birthday of 80 years or older
…retiring from the same job of 30 years or more
…celebrating an anniversary of 50 or more years.
All congratulatory greeting requests, other than those for weddings and child birth, should be sent at least 8-12 weeks in advance of the specific occasion.
You’ve got to admit, regardless of one’s political affiliation, a congratulatory note from the President of the United States and First Lady would make a memorable addition to any scrapbook. And, you don’t have to “crash” a White House party to get it!
*Just kidding. I don’t really have any inside sources.
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