A gathering of ideas, rants, reflections leading up to the big day

Monday, May 19, 2008

Planning Hiatus

I haven't posted lately about wedding planning, that's cause nothing is really happening. I have been doing a lot lately, but tedious stuff.

Like invitation design.

I met last Tuesday with an invitation lady (i'm sure she has a better title, but...) we looked at 6 books of invitations and narrowed it down to 5 invitation designs. Today she sent me all 5 quotes. But last Wednesday I started to get itchy about having an original invitation, something DIY-ish. So I contacted a designer I learned about through weddingbee and have had some great email discussions about her doing my invitations. We've planned a conversation this week about her designing and DIFM (do it for me) invitations. I need to get a grasp on invitations in the next 3 weeks for they need to hit the mail by late August.

I've also been thinking about details. Some say weddings are all about the details. I agree with that to an extent. But I also believe that unless you read wedding blogs as ravenously as I do (and that's not as ravenous as some people) that you don't know that I'm missing cocktail napkins that are embossed with our monogram or that I didn't put a bathroom basket in the bathroom (really ladies, bring a tampon so I don't have to supply you one on my wedding day mkay?! mkay). My aunts and uncles aren't gong to comment on the lack of signature drinks or pashminas for every guest. Don't get me wrong, I think all that stuff is hot, but its not US.

So we leave Wednesday night to attend someone else's wedding and I am going to try to continue mulling our ideas in my head (and with my trusty journal I got from Monica) and I am going to enjoy the wedding as a guest. I will not critique details (as I am prone to do), I will just sit back and enjoy as much as I can at a dry wedding (yeah, did I mention it is dry, I'm not even there yet and I'm critiquing!).

1 comment:

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

This upcoming wedding doesn't sound like one to inspire ideas for your own celebration....but I hope we hear a mini critique of it anyway!
(Did you say shawls as wedding favors?)