The wedding happened. Leading up to it, I was excited, but also a little scared. What would my fiance’s kids do?
Marriage is supposed to be forever.
The paper materials that go with it, however, are not.
Despite all the fancy stock, foil accents and die-cut edges that go into the invitations and other papery things, realistically the stuff just ends up in the trash, ya know?
So when my friend Linda found a brand-new box of wedding stationary at a thrift store for a glorious $13, I happily walked that sucker down the aisle (…#sorrynotsorry) to the register.
When we got engaged, I mocked the general cost of a wedding.
Who’s stupid enough to spend so much on a single day? I said.
…A few months later…
That frustrates me to nooooo end. (Ask anyone who talked to a very tearful me yesterday.) BUT. I’m trying to remember something. The best parts of this whole shindig, have absolutely nothing to do with the dollars, so the dollars aren’t worth stressing over.
Can I be freaked out yet? In two months from this exact moment, I’m going to be cutting a cake. At the gorgeous woodland-y hobbit-ish reception of my wedding. (!!!!!!) I’ll have just said “I do” to the guy crazy enough to ask me to marry him, the guy I want to spend the rest of my life with. And if all goes according to plan, I’ll be trying my hardest to not cry the makeup off my face with happy tears. It’ll be the happiest day of my life. That’s what I hope anyway. We just visited the venue … Continue reading wedding: the 60-day countdown starts nowww
One thing about the wedding that makes me nervous (in addition to the gazillion other things that make me nervous) is that we’ll put all this work into ALL these little details – and nobody will really notice much. Will they? Do guests pay attention to the little things? Food is probably the biggest thing they care about, followed by choice of music. I guess, right? But aside from those things, will anyone actually appreciate the details? Like the centerpieces Geoff puzzle-pieced together even though I (may have) doubted him til I saw the finished product. The quotes I learned … Continue reading wedding: do guests notice the little things?
We’d been engaged for maybe 48 hours when I told my brand new fiance we needed a logo. #priorities To his credit, he took the idea in stride, fully aware he’d just proposed to a graphic designer. As such, I was already thinking about the aesthetics of our wedding-to-be: the style, the color scheme, the logo to tie it all together. A branding campaign, if you will. One big piece of that “campaign” finally wrapped up last night at about 2 in the morning: The invitations. I may have been the one who sweated over the design, but it’s been … Continue reading wedding: when you’re marrying a graphic designer