Bobby proposed in February of 2012. A year and a half to plan a wedding sounds like plenty of time, right? Well, here we are, two weeks left, and still so much to do! Final dress fitting, programs, seating chart, place cards, and all those little errands and details that need to happen before the big day.
Not to mention all the ideas I pinned on Pinterest. For all those who wished they had Pinterest when they were getting married, be glad you didn’t. That wedding category filled with everything wedding down to the smallest detail was not only overwhelming, but it sucked up a lot of time. I pinned and pinned. I soon realized most of the ideas were not only unrealistic, but made me feel like our wedding wouldn’t be complete without those things. I chose a few ideas and finally had to cut myself off – realizing that I was not getting any of these special unnecessary projects done, but also getting behind on the things that had to be done, like the wedding invitations.
The wedding invitations were a struggle. I absolutely love how they came out, but the process was a bit crazy. I was working with Steve, one of the owners of Invitations, Etc. out of Batavia. We met with him in person, found a set we could work with (the liners of the inner envelope was the only piece we used from the set), and decided we would create our own design to make them our very own. The printers they use sent back the wrong proof, a lot of changes had to be made, and we cut it down to the wire to rush order the invitations after our tasting so we could determine our menu choices for the RSVP cards. In the end I had almost wished we went with a pre-existing design, but being graphic designers, we have a picky eye and knew from the start we’d probably be creating our own. I got an email the other day from Steve seeing if he could help us with any other stationary needs for the wedding. He said our design was showcased in their store and he is asking for the other pieces we created to complete the set. I guess they were a hit!
Sure I might be a little stressed. I definitely have days where I freak out a bit about getting it all done. But I’m not nervous or scared. I’m so excited and lucky that I get to marry my best friend. We hear from our family and friends all the time that we were made for each other, or “two peas in a pod”, and I have even been referred to as the “female version of Bobby”. We have a blast together and I am so looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him by my side. And we get to begin our first week as husband and wife in beautiful Kauai! Come back to visit our website in mid-October to see pictures from our honeymoon!