you spend a lot of time + money on wedding invitations + stamps. you send them out in anticipation for the first one to be returned. then you learn it’s not as easy as put in the mail, get back in the mail. definitely not a flawless process. and know that as much as you may want to create an exclusive nightclub guest list for those who mailed back your beloved rsvp, complete with a
enforcer bouncer at the door, you can’t. [or you can, it’s your wedding]. it’s a grin + bare it kind of deal. but some of these tips may help ..
1 // always rsvp. regardless of your response, send it back.
2 // if you say you’re attending on your rsvp, attend. most weddings serving plated dinners pay for every single “yes” rsvp. so if you don’t show up ..the waitstaff is happy & you may not receive a christmas card that year. you know what you did.
3 // for the bride + groom, put your address & a stamp on the return envelope. it should increase your chances of seeing those babies again.
4 // you will receive verbal + facebook rsvps.
5 // for the guest, don’t forget to write your name [or a name] on the blank provided. it’s no fun to guess whose rsvp may have arrived. especially when you only have a number “2” and a “X” on attending to go on. [I never thought this could possibly happen. it wasn’t until after our wedding, I now know it is rather common].
6 // number your rsvps. I’d recommend a tiny number on the back, in a bottom corner. then put that number next to the name on your guest list and drop in the mail. [this is a tip someone gave me after the fact. I really wish I knew then].
7 // for the guest, it’s a sweet surprise to open a rsvp & see a handwritten note from your friend or family member. just a quick “can’t wait to get down on the dance floor with you in may!”.
I’m not the only one with RSVP tips, what tips can you add? what really got to you?
when I miss national coffee day, you know I’m preoccupied.
I promise in a short amount of time, my blog will go back to “normal”. by normal, I mean regular posts and not all about my wedding.
lately, if I’m not in the office on the clock, I’m in wedding mode. constantly. but I’m not being too hard on my distracted self. this precious time is flying by. and regardless of the never-ending lists + stress, I’m loving it.
we started packing our suitcase[s] on sunday. fingers crossed the airline’s scale is feeling forgiving. our clothes ..not a problem. our wedding “stuff” ..heavier problem.
one week from right now, we will be traveling to or be at our resort in punta cana.
excuse me while I squeal in excitement. for the next 6 days.
I wasn’t sold on the idea of bridal showers. I understood the purpose. but was never much for the games. or sitting in front of the crowd opening gifts for hours. after being a bride + having two thrown for me, I have a completely different perspective.
6 reasons you need to have a bridal shower.
1] you feel an overwhelming amount of love // both from the people who spent the time + money to plan your shower and those who took the time to be there with you.
2] all of your favorite people are in one place // you just want to take a time-out for a gigantic group hug. but don’t. or do, it’s up to you.
3] it’s a part of the wedding you just get to show up & enjoy // you don’t have to send out the invites, or stress about the planning + execution. you just arrive. it’s amazing!
4] you get to see your new last name up in lights // I don’t know about you, but I tend to get so caught up in the itty bitty details of the wedding, that sometimes I forget after all of this is said + done, I will be mrs. [J]. I love seeing it.
5] scrumptious food + cocktails // no explanation needed.
often times the last hoorah before the wedding // as we hugged our friends + family goodbye at our last shower, we said “see you at the wedding”. we knew after that, we were ARE in the homestretch.
did I mention the overwhelming amount of love?
now it’s only ..
27 days til “I do”.
we are in full-blown crunch time now. this is when a procrastinator thrives.
happy monday all.