Friday, February 18, 2011

Wedding Update: Invitations and Response Cards

Thanks everyone for the get well wishes!!  I’m still feeling a little under the weather and my throat is still sore, but I don’t have a fever or a gross cough or nausea or anything like that so its bearable :)  Even though I’m still not feeling up to par, I had to take advantage of the beautiful weather we were having yesterday! 65 degrees!!  This weekend is supposed to get cold again… yuck!  I’m so ready for spring/summer weather!

So, when I got off work. I changed clothes (I ran in a short sleeve shirt and capris!) and grabbed my Garmin and Road ID and off I went! It felt so good!  Can I just say I’ve missed running outside?!  I ran 4.03 miles with an average pace of 10:18 says my Garmin… I haven’t come up with a name for it yet… any thoughts?!

Today it was another beautiful day but I am just feeling awful still so I figured I would just stretch a little instead of run again and hopefully go to bed early!  I’m hoping to meet a dear friend of mine for a run in the morning! :)


I GOT THEM!!! I GOT MY WEDDING INVITATIONS!!!  Oh I love them!!  It’s so exciting to see our names on them… it makes it 50 times more real than it already seemed… I’M GETTING MARRIED!!! tehe! ;) 

I ordered our invitations from The American Wedding… they sent me a sample of a plain invitation and then I paid $20 bucks for an online proof of what they would look like before they printed them… I was just nervous I had made a mistake and didn’t want 100 invites going out with the wrong name or date/time on them!  lol… I got the proof in my email about 3 days after I ordered the invitations and then after I okayed the proof it took them less than a week to print them and get them to my front door!  Also that $20 I paid for a proof… they sent me an extra hard copy too! How considerate ;) lol… here they are!!

They will have a sheer white ribbon tied around the invitation in a bow between our initials and our names! :)  Then, I found a great deal on Vista Print for 100 free postcards… um, can we say yes please?!  Postcards are perfect… remember how I mentioned in this post that I’m a tightwad? lol… well, postcards save you money!  (just a tip for future brides out there)  1) You don’t have to buy envelopes so that people can mail it back, they just pop the postcard in the mail as is… and 2) Postcard stamps are quite a bit cheaper than regular stamps! :)  yay!!

So… I used one of the designs they already had on Vista Print (you can use your own design too if you’d like)  and I put in my own wording… moved the wording around to where I wanted it all to be and voila!  I only had to pay for shipping and handling, which was about 6 or 7 bucks!  Compared to what the industry wants you to pay for response cards… i saved anywhere from 30-100 bucks! GO VISTA PRINT!  How cute are they?  (i would show you a real picture but i can’t get the right lighting)

rsvp postcard showoff

So my colors are blue and green and my invitations are blue and my response postcards are green… who said everything from save the dates to invitations to response cards had to match?! lol… phooey!  I didn’t even send out save the dates… I figured our engagement was a short one and I made sure to tell all the important people to put the date on their calendars, so it’s all good in my book!  A lot of this “wedding etiquette” that I’ve been reading about is just silly… it’s YOUR wedding so do what YOU want!  (another tip for future brides) ;)  I’m full of good tips today lol ;)

What are some things you wish someone would have told you while
you were planning your wedding?

127 Days Left!


  1. I got excited just reading this post wedding planning is fun and stressful at the same time. Good tip about the Vistaprint RSVP, I have a girlfriend getting married in July and I am going to share that idea with her next time i talk to her.

  2. If you decide to skip the rice throwing...and hand out sparklers to everyone outside the church...make sure they are smokeless sparklers!

    Oh, the smoke we walked thru!

  3. very nice!! i don't even have my invitations yet :-P i better get on that!...

  4. It's all so very exciting. The stationary items look really nice!!!!

    I vote "little G" for your Garmin's name or "lil G". Just a thought.

    Glad you were able to take advantage of the AWESOME weather. My knee is still boogered up and I just couldn't get out there and bask in the sunny warm spring-likeness. . . sigh!!!

  5. Hey, the colors match your blog header!

    I love how frugal you are.


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