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Lish Dorset posted this amazing, working record-playing wedding invite to CRAFT. Lish writes:

Wow. All I can say is “wow.” This wedding invitation made by graphic designer Kelli Anderson arrives looking like a standard invite, but when you open it up, you see that it’s really a 45-RPM wedding single recorded by the couple themselves! See more photos on Design Co.’s post. [Via Amy Ruppel]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. I’ll give this an A for creativeness, D minus for keeping up with the times. Unless their invitees are all extreme audio-philes who insist that analog recordings are the only way to appreciate music. For about the same amount of time, effort, and money a small digital playback device could’ve been inserted into the invitations and produced a much better sound that didn’t rely on the recipient spinning it at exactly 45 rpm. Most people born in the last 25 years have only a vague notion that a “record” is not the same as a CD.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Buying a “small digital playback device” made in China from Overstock.com or some other slave labor import/sales company (at any price) is hardly the thinking of a creative person.

      Could a truly creative person ever think that one of those $4.99 musical cards from Wal-Mart is a creative, novel or original idea? Of course not. We can imagine employees of eBay or Overstock.com thinking that way because they don’t have genuinely imaginative and creative thinkers working for them.

      Talk about being out of touch with the times by ignoring the public’s fascination with all things retro, lacking creativity, and making up things that the author never wrote Donald! No one except you suggested that ALL invitees MUST BE “extreme audio-philes [sic]” and only Donald INSISTS that “analog recordings are the only way to appreciate music”. Nowhere in the writing did any of the writers or others say such things. Or, is misrepresentation a form of creativity?

      A plasticized paper record is hardly something that an audiophile would consider “extreme”. THIS is what creativity is all about Donald. “Creativity” isn’t just a word that people spell correctly on a resume, it is an actual ability.

      Donnie wishes he had enough creativity to develop something like this, but all those overstocked containers from China, well, somebody’s gotta peddle the junk.

      Donald gets an F for creativity and another F for using the antiquated grading system “D minus”.

  2. Whoa! That’s the only wedding invitation I’d ever hold onto after receiving. I wonder how many people are coming to the wedding? It was enough effort for my wife and I tie up little candied almonds for all the guests let alone make something this awesome!

  3. migpics says:

    This is a great invitation. So many invitations end up in boxes or on a dusty shelf somewhere but I can see people pulling this thing out and playing it for their friends. Really lifts the bar on wedding invitations! Nicely done!

  4. This is just a wicked idea but not practical to use.

  5. Evie says:

    Great idea thanks!