I Went a Little Crazy

You’ve heard it time and time again: Wedding planning can make you crazy.


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I thought that would never be me. I would remain cool and calm throughout the wedding process. I would keep my value systems intact and I would remain practical and rational.

Yeah”¦that didn’t happen. I am ashamed to say that I did get a teensy bit crazy when it came to purchasing my save the dates (STDs).

As I mentioned before, I went on Etsy and looked for save-the-date templates once we received our engagement photos. Mr. G and I chose two templates—one for the Japanese wedding and one for the American wedding.


American Save the Date Template from Etsy shop: Designs by Adj


Japanese Save the Date Template from Etsy shop: Paper Flowers Designs

I equally loved both when I purchased them and received the digital proofs, but as time passed I started to dislike the American one for no apparent reason (it is a beautiful and fun design). I would hassle Mr. G every other night.

Me: Do you still like our American save the dates?
Mr. Gondola: Yes! Wow are you seriously still asking me?

Sigh. I was getting crazy.

I ordered the American STDs on Vistaprint and immediately regretted purchasing them. I sat on the couch and resigned myself to a life where I really didn’t care for the STDs for our second out of two weddings.


Even Wonka knows I’m being silly. / Image via quickmeme.com

The next day I was on Pinterest and I saw the cutest and free STD from Wedding Chicks.


Image via weddingchicks.com

On TV you see the childless couple who looks at a photo of a baby who is awaiting adoption. Tears well up in their eyes and they just know this is the one. They exclaim, “This is our baby!” I felt the same way about the save the dates. I know, I’m crazy.

I immediately went to see if I could cancel my Vistaprint order. Guess what? I could! I wouldn’t get my money back, but I would get credit. This didn’t phase me at all as I would order the exact same thing but with a different picture so the price would be exactly the same. I went on Wedding Chicks and downloaded the STD. I was just about to order it on Vistaprint when the rational side of my brain reminded me that I should probably ask my fiancé.

Later that night I explained to Mr. G that I wasn’t in love I with our STDs and that I found one for free, so if we ordered the new ones it would still be the same price.

Mr. G liked the new ones and was on board! I ordered the new ones and felt great after I ordered. Great, but silly.


Our new American Save the Date

Has wedding planning made you a bit crazy? Have you started to care about things you never thought you would?


Mrs. Gondola

Wedding Date:
December 1969
Wedding Officiants Make Me Nervous
A Bad Case of Bride Brain
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  1. mswaterfall Bee
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:10 pm

    I much prefer the new american STD’s, good call!

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    Samantha, Guest @ 2:11 pm

    Um, yes! I’ve gone back and forth about having mismatched bridesmaids dresses or not. Finally I decided on no, and we went for the dress we’d been eyeing. I chose a color. Felt confident about the color, then as usual a week later, I felt like maybe I’d madea horrible mistake with the color of the dresses. Ahhh! Luckily I showed a bridesmaid and she loved the color and reassured me it will be fine. I never thought I would care that much about which shade of pink we would use. Yikes.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:34 pm

    These are so cute, sometimes you just see something you have to have!

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    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 6:26 am

    I LOVE the new Save the Dates! And yeah, I am just a crazy shell of the person I was pre-planning! 😉

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    BigJohno 36 posts, Newbee @ 8:06 am

    good call!

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    jessc4343 219 posts, Helper bee @ 12:10 pm

    WeddingChicks has loads of great, fun, & FREE downloadables! I’m so happy that you got so many wins on just this one wedding detail!

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