Jessica Simpson has banned cell phones and cameras at her wedding tomorrow – which is being organized by the same celebrity party planner who worked on her first wedding.
The blonde, 33, is set to tie the knot with long-time love Eric Johnson, 34, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, which today is a bustling hive of activity.
There are strict guidelines for guests who have been sent a lengthy email with Dos’ and Don’ts before the wedding weekend, which kicks off tonight with a huge July 4 bash – theme ‘Let’s Celebrate the Red, White and Blue’ – before the black-tie affair tomorrow at 4pm.
And the invite signs off with the message: ‘We hope that this weekend leaves you with memories that will last a lifetime.’
To stop any photos leaking , the invite reads: ‘Please note that there will be no cell phones or cameras allowed at the wedding location. We kindly ask you to leave your cell phones and cameras in your hotel room or check them in upon arrival with our security team. Security will be checking all guests upon arrival.’
And although guests – set to include Jessica’s best pal Cacee Cobb and her husband actor Donald Faison – ARE allowed to bring phones and cameras to today’s Independence Day celebration – they are limited as to what photos they can actually take.
The email states: ‘On the 4th of July, guests will be allowed to have their phones and cameras. We look forward to sharing the photos and intimate moments from this day with our guests only. We kindly ask you to refrain from posting images or details on your social networking sites in order to respect and protect our privacy. ‘
Incredibly, invitees still do not officially know the location of of where pop singer turned clothing millionaire Jessica and former footballer player Eric will say their vows tomorrow.
Guests were told at which hotels to say at in the Santa Barbara area – and shuttles will be ferrying them to and from the unknown location.
Only on the journey will they learn their final destination.
While tonight’s attire is ‘upscale casual’ – for men, ‘anything from a button down to a suit’, and a ‘summer dress or equivalent’ for women, on the wedding day, guests have been urged to wear ‘gowns and tuxedos’ for the event, which has been described as ‘rustic-chic’.
And Mindy who has also organized a farewell brunch for the newlyweds and their guests on Sunday, where they will be allowed to have their cell phones and cameras and give the happy couple a send-off.
Speaking about the wedding, Mindy said: ‘I’m really excited about it.’