When it rains it pours..

So i have been one busy bee!

Here’s some things i’ve got done in the last week.

1. created on an online registry from the comfort of my couch using this fantastic, easy to use website: MyRegistry.com. It’s brilliant, you can put ANYTHING your heart desires on there, that is ANYWHERE on the internet. Boom. you can have it all! As a bride, it’s the simplest thing i’ve found as far as online registries go. I’m not sure how the user/guest will find it, but will post back, if i hear anything negative from the other side. I’ll go into more detail about this site later on.

2. Mini-cheesecake trial, completed. Success!
There will be cheesecakes at the wedding! Yay… again photos and instructions to follow…

3. Menu tasting with the Lakeview. One word. WOW… you guessed it more details later.

4. Dresses found and bought! My MOH and bridesmaid have both found their navy dresses, and will be both wearing really gorgeous sparkly gold shoes! Mission accomplished! There will be no more on this… that pretty much says it all! ha. My mom, my brother, and my Dad, all also got their outfits for the wedding! Yay! My dad and my bro are wearing full dress traditional kilts to the wedding, and i’m really stoked about that! And my mom bought a beautiful Jacques Vert outfit on sale for 50% off, and then further reduced by 30%! So if your mom is looking for something special for your wedding, i recommend popping into the Bay.

5. Wedding favours decided, and now i just need the packaging.

6. i also bought and ink pad and address labels for the invites… the address labels are by Martha Stewart, who, if you’ve been reading along expressly said you are not to type out the addresses on the envelopes, and yet, these labels come with an online template for PRINTING ADDRESSES!  they’re pretty and gold rimmed. How could i not buy them. Now i just need to source decent weight ivory envelopes and i’m prepared for envelope stuffing!

7. shower date picked!

I’d say that was a pretty productive week! i deserve a beer, I’ll jog it off later! For those that don’t know I’ve signed up to run a 5K in October just a month before the wedding, as a motivator to get in shape, since my gym membership is not being used, out of spite. Don’t get me started on the Fitness One in the Dufferin mall! So anyway, on top of all this wedding planning and summer funness, i’ve been getting up 3 days a week at 7:30 to go for a jog before work. I’m pretty impressed with myself!

Stay tuned for more details on all of the above!

 

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Invite time is approaching!

Hi Friends.
So my designer tells me my invites are almost done… in theory they should be done by the end of next week, and then they’ll be sent around to the families for approval  and then off to the printer.  But first, i need to firm up the writing. I was really keen on doing something simple like:

Susie Q
and
Tom Sawyer
together with their families…

etc etc.

But B really wants to have our parents named on the invite, as they are funding this wicked awesome party. And i totally understand, but i really don’t know how to include everyone’s names, while still keeping the casual vibe! I mean there will be poutine, and tacos and sliders at this wedding. It’s not sterling silver and crystal… My google search turned up a Martha Stewart page with instructions on how to word the invite. SWEET FANCY MOSES, why is it so darned complicated? There were 15 different steps in this instruction guide!  I just want to say: We’re getting married, come drink and dance with us! The end.

Apparently there’s a billion different formalities to wording an invite, even a slightly informal invite.

So after i gave up on figuring out all those instructions, i clicked on to an article about addressing the envelopes. I wish i could UN-SEE this! MY goodness! Did you know it’s not kosher to print your addresses on a label and slap it on the front? You are supposed to hand write each address. And if you were truly going to be proper about it, your return address should be blind embossed. And are you aware of exactly how to write each persons name in the address? Are they a doctor? in the army? Are they living with their boyfriend? Single? Married but don’t share a last name? And what’s the dillio with an inner and outer envelope. GET LOST.  This is too much. I’ve never once received a wedding invite and spent more than 2 seconds starring at the envelope it came in!

My gosh, my head is going to explode with all this formality! Yikes.

Know what else i did today?

I am just getting stuff accomplished today!

So i’m working with a designer to get my invites done, they’ll be approximately 4×6 in size, so i was combing the internet to see how much it would be to buy gold envelopes because i don’t think i’ll be able to get a true gold printed on my invites – at least not within my budget! So anyway. I found a bunch of places that have envelopes and 100 envelopes will cost somewhere around $50 including shipping. Maybe less. (i don’t NEED 100 envelopes, but i can only order multiples of 50, and i need more than 50).

Thinking of envelopes led me to remember that i’d recently emailed myself a link to this cute online store that makes stamps. Brilliant for cutting down the time it takes to address the invites and thank you cards!

So i’ve just ordered this adorable custom stamp from The Penny Paper Co. Best part, they’re local Torontonians!
Look how cute this is:

DIY Invitations??

Thinking of DIYing your invites?

I’ve also had the same crafty idea. I few years ago i started a tradition of making my own christmas cards with my aunt. And the very first year we did it went to The Paper Place on Queen street to pick up supplies. I’ve since stopped making my own Christmas cards just out of sheer lack of time over the Christmas season. But i’ve currently got lofty goals of making my wedding invites, nothing overly fancy, just something that gets the message across: we’re getting married come dance with us!

I’ve also noticed that this past May they offered a workshop of tissue paper flowers! Which got me super excited as I also have a desire to have paper flowers at my wedding instead of real ones!

I think i could be on to something here!

The Paper Place is located at 887 Queen St W. Across from Bellwoods Park, and that delicious bakery Nadege which has really yummy macaroons… should you have a craving while shopping for paper!