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Thursday, July 16, 2009

back from the beach

aahhhh just got back from a few days in Rehoboth with Mr. Fairfax's parents, feeling refreshed and excited to start thinking about the wedding again! I really tried to not think about work or wedding planning (except when it came up a couple times with the future-in-laws). Now that the break's over I'm somehow ten times more excited about getting married than I was just last week. I sort of flit between wanting to focus on the little details vs. the big picture vs. the Ever After vs. etcetera. I'm just feeling happy in love today.

I don't even have much to report right now, but I was thrilled to come back to see 17 NearlyWed posts waiting in my Google reader - everyone's been chatty this week! I'm excited to see that I'm not the only one contemplating just taking up caligraphy. I'm still not 100% on that idea but I've definitely toyed with it. Our envelopes are going to be brown (like a paper bag - see photo, courtesy of Artful Beginnings, the brilliant etsy seller who's doing my invites) so I'm still figuring out the best way to work with those. Will black ink stand out well enough against it? Or should I get labels? I've seen the wrap-around kind where the addressee is on the front and the label wraps around to the back and that's where the return address is.. Here's an example of what I mean (and a free template if you're interested!) but I would do something non-damask..

Speaking of addressing envelopes - just in case people aren't reading all the comments, I wanted to echo tealengthtulle (who commented on Miss Chevy Chase's question about etiquette) with the suggestion that you check out A Practical Wedding for a great post about this. Even if you don't identify yourself as a feminist, I think you will like it. Personally I would rather take advice about this kind of thing from a fellow bride than a person who makes a living off of very formal invitations.. Yes she is experienced and knows what she's talking about (and she has a point; I'm sure people appreciate formality and feeling special) - but at the same time, it is in her best interest to convince you that your invitations are so incredibly sacred that you need to pay her to letter them. Sooo I tend to be wary of that kind of thing. But I'm probably too cynical.

In other news.. I booked my day-of coordinator! woop woop. Well nothing's been signed yet but after a little negotiation, I said "we're in!" Anyone else getting some day-of help? I was a bit worried about having to deal with this stuff myself on my wedding day, or asking a guest to help coordinate and clean up. Now I can rest easy knowing that someone else will be there to think of everything.






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