Monday, June 15, 2009

Fashionably Late

Just in case anyone is waiting for the formal, official invitation to do any particular piece of flight/hotel/etc planning...please DON'T.

The invitations are gorgeous and, thanks to the wonderfully talented and industrious Mia (much love to Mia/Ian & Little City Designs!, were completed as soon as we figured out the details, but they will not get out to everyone for a little while yet. (We were waiting to make sure we had the ceremony space set before we put it on the invitations, so they're just going to the printer now.)

We're doing RSVP cards, but considering the timing we're probably just going to bug everyone to see who's coming, when you're coming, etc. The painful process of keeping the group list small aside, one glory to a small wedding is that this type of follow up will - hopefully - be relatively simple. If you're reading this and we haven't talked about the wedding since you got the save the date, please email Colby or I and let us know whether you're going to be able to come and, if you are, when you're getting to town & where you're staying. Thanks!


So, we've gotten some inquiries about the registry thing. At first we were tentative about the whole thing, then confused, then completely overwhelmed with options and now, finally, DONE!

For the record, there is ABSOLUTELY NO NEED to buy us a single thing. Anyone coming into town is already giving us a great present just by being here and anyone close by is being/has been fantastic help in putting the planning together.

That said, it was a tiny bit fun to put together the wish list. If you're curious to see what a dozen hours of online and in store houseware browsing led to, our lists are at:

Crate & Barrel

and at

Friday, June 5, 2009

Making up for lost time...

For a quick catch up, only 2 days from closing on the house we were hoping for and after MUCH needed and appreciated help in checking it out from friends and family (THANK YOU Uncle Joe, Leroy & Josh!!!), we decided for a number of reasons that it wasn't for us. So, now that we're not focused on house hunting we noticed that we were a bit behind on the wedding plans and have jumped into Wedding Planning with both feet. There has been cake tasting (with complimentary ice tea - see right), venue vetting and registry pondering. Basically, around 3 months worth of planning in around 2 weeks. Luckily, we have very patient, very lovely friends and family who are helping us work through the pieces and we're catching up pretty quickly.

A word on lodging: If you're coming in from out of town and want to stay at the hotel we mentioned earlier, please call them and let them know which room you want. Formal invites will go out as soon as we get the 'where' nailed down (we're finalizing the ceremony spot next week), but please don't wait on that. We're going to need to release extra rooms next month, so this is a perfect time to book your room.

Also, it would be helpful to know when everyone will be coming and going, so please email your flight info whenever you have it. If you'd like us to post it here to help coordinate trips to and from the airport, just let us know.