Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Invitations

Yes...the dreaded moment of when you get the invitations in the mail.  I was excited and nervous when I answered the door for the FEDEX lady. 

So..how I am tackling the invitation process..
1. I got 3 quotes, and looked at different styles.  This way, I wasn't just dead set on something too expensive, or too cheap-just right!
2. I made up mocks of what I liked and got them delivered.  I did different papers, colors, fonts, etc so I could make the final decision.
3. I made the final decision.  I wanted something simple and elegant.  I probably should have taken more time on this, but I like what I ordered!
4. Make a spreadsheet and number each guest.  This way, when you number your RSVP cards and return envelopes, you can keep track of them easier when they start pouring in from all over America:)  Then you can call those you don't receive.  My sister had a few guests who forgot to write their names on the card, thus the numbering system is there to take out the guess work!
5. Hire a calligrapher, or learn yourself.  I used to be extremely proficient at calligraphy as a kid, and bought some new pens and ink to address the invites.  I plan to do a few each night, and not get too overwhelmed! 

All the cards numbered and ready to go!  If you are wondering what the back of the RSVPs say, it asks for any dietary restrictions for our guests so we can accommodate! 


4 comments:

  1. You go girl!! You are getting so much accomplished! And I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy bride who thought it was a good idea to do all of the calligraphy herself :) I think I'm going to share all of my invites next week since they finally even reached Germany!

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing what you did!!!

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  2. I love your idea of the spreadsheet! I wish I was that savvy when I got married! :)

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    1. Thanks! I made it the week we started the guest list. It is the Navy in me:) We love spreadsheets and trackers!

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