I’ll admit—there was a moment when I considered sending a digital (read: free) save the date. Of course, this was before I started viewing our budget as a winky-eye suggestion rather than a hard and fast limit (much to Benjamin’s chagrin).
Joking aside, Ben was actually the one who thought we should go with traditional paper for the STDs (LOL), as those would be our guests’ first encounter with our wedding. So I set out to find an option that was both beautiful and still reasonably priced.
Enter the Minted postcard! Benjamin and I cruised through the literally billions of postcard options on their website. This was fun but also difficult—since these go out so much earlier than everything else, we had to kind of guess at the style of paper we would be using throughout the rest of the wedding. We did know we wanted something classy and somewhat traditional, and we both really liked the postcard format.
This is what we came up with (credit largely due to Ben):
Hi y’all! I’ve been down the DIY rabbit hole the past couple of days (our invitations must go out this weekend! EEP!!), but before we talk about that, I’d like to discuss something (else) that gave me great anxiety: photography.
I felt pretty overwhelmed when we set out to look for a photographer. We didn’t want to skimp here because, after the day is over, the photographs are obviously some of the few physical pieces that remain…but we also knew the expense could very easily get out of hand, and we wanted to try not to set fire to our budget just yet.
Additionally, I was concerned because a) I am an awkward person and knew I would feel silly in front of the camera and b) I am pretty un-photogenic. That’s not fishing for compliments—it’s just something you learn after 33 years of consistently terrible photos.
To reiterate for the 1,000th time, I was not thrilled with life the month before the wedding, and that really came to a head the day of our rehearsal dinner. I was feeling so overwhelmed by everything, and just ready for this whole ordeal to be over.
We mobilized first thing in the morning on Friday and got to the venue for setup. Eventually I split off for a bit to get my nails fixed, while Mr. Dreamcatcher and team continued prepare the room. After a few hours, it was starting to look like a wedding!
Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, some LGBTQ couples who are planning to get married are forced to figure out some of the logistics that were traditionally defined by gender. … read more
For those of us who may be DIY-inclined, it can be hard to reign ourselves in. Should we though? What about flowers? Are wedding flowers on the OK-to-do-myself list, or are they strictly for professionals? … read more