Thursday, September 20, 2012
It has taken quite a cool turn in the weather here lately so I thought I'd post a quick note to show some of my wedding plans progress while I'm waiting for it to warm up outside. We have moved half of the cabinets outside onto the deck to apply the finish. Even though I am using a natural beeswax finish I can't find a stain that doesn't have at least some odor to it.
So anyway, these are the invitations. Now, I don't get any compensation from Vistaprint but they are who I used for these. I use them for my business cards and such and noticed that they have a big selection of various invitations, so I took one of their basic templates and designed these. They were having a special, which is common, and I ordered some more business cards and a few return address stickers so I got free shipping also. With the special I got 30 invitations for right at $20 and this included the envelopes. They are printed on pretty nice recycled paper too! I did not like the wording options they gave but after searching around a little I found a website that was called something like, "Wedding Invitation Wording That Won't Make You Puke". I loved their examples, and with that inspiration, came up with this.
Unfortunately, I guess because it is not the traditional RSVP, no one is bothering to let me know whether they're coming or not, so I guess it'll either be just me, Jack and my brother or a bunch of people that I didn't really think were going to be there. I mean, seriously, how hard is it to email or something and say, "hey, I can't come or I can".?
I did decide to kinda splurge on the cake and got a local bakery down to make that. I thought it was still a very reasonable price. Of course, then my sister got insulted that I didn't ask her to make it. Now, she chewed me out when I first started going out with Jack and generally ignores him at family events but somehow thought I would know she would be overjoyed to make my cake. Wth? At least my Mom is happy. I guess. What is it with weddings that brings out the rude in people? Why do people pick that one day to forget all manners?
I also think I found my wedding dress. I looked and looked at many local shops and just couldn't find anything. I finally looked at a large local thrift store and found a beautiful dress. I think anyway. Got it for $3.50. Even if I find another I like better it's no money wasted and I can wear it elsewhere.
So, anyway, Jack and I are having fun and that's what counts. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more kitchen photos!