Now here’s a guest list that would be fun to be on. Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and his fiance Jennifer Conrad have sent out invitations to their upcoming wedding – and the invites were delivered on iPads.
TMZ Sports first posted the news about the pricey, electronic wedding invitations on Thursday, reporting that the former New York Jets wide receiver’s iPad 4 invites came pre-programmed with all of the info for the couple’s big day. Also included on the devices is a pre-programmed photo gallery featuring the couple and their two children, a guestbook, a link to the bridal registry, and a countdown clock to the big day. The iPad info shows that the couple will tie the knot sometime in August.
This will be Johnson’s second marriage, and it looks like he’s already pulling out all of the stops, considering iPad 4’s start at about $400 each. Let’s hope he at least got a bulk discount.
Celebrity wedding invitations are big business. According to Forbes, actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones had the invitations to their 2000 New York nuptials embossed with holograms to keep away crashers who might attempt to create fake invitations. Guests who got the official invites, which were cleverly written in invisible ink, included Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Michael Caine.
And Kim Kardashian and short-lived hubby Kris Humphries reportedly blew $10,000 on invitations for their union, which lasted only 72 days.
A used celeb wedding invitation can even make the recipient some extra cash. In his recent memoir, actor Jason Priestley revealed that his fellow "Beverly Hills 90210" co-star, Tori Spelling, allegedly sold his wedding invite at a garage sale. Spelling told Us Weekly that she had no recollection of her former cast mate's claim that she sold the invitation to a stranger for a measly five bucks, but Priestley said he was stunned when he saw a picture of it on the evening news.