The wedding invitation - YOUM7 (Archive)
CAIRO – 3 March 2017: In an attempt to avoid some of the high costs of printing wedding invitations, a young Egyptian couple decided to print theirs on one-pound Egyptian banknotes and sent these to their friends, according to Youm7.
The bride-to-be, Rehab Salah, told Youm7 Sunday that she came up with the idea to ease the financial burdens of the wedding, especially given the hard economic situation in Egypt. Printing her wedding invitations on Egyptian currency paper (1EGP) will guarantee the wedding attendees’ benefit, as they will not throw the invitations away after the wedding is over and rather spend the money, she said.
Salah said that she used her background studying advertising to come up with the idea after discovering that the cheapest invitation card would cost her at least 2.5 EGP, which would be an additional cost to her bridegroom and herself. Thus, she came up with the new idea.
Salah told Youm7 she withdrew 100 EGP from the bank to ensure the banknotes were new, and the printing process itself took her only a couple of hours. She said she will send these invitations to a number of friends who she is sure will attend the wedding.
“The idea saved us a lot of money and is eco-friendly and made sure that my wedding cards will not be thrown away with my name and my bridegroom’s name on them,” said Salah. She has not publicly announced the date of her wedding.