My mother’s side is from the Philippines, which has an incredibly rich culture that was shaped by numerous colonizations and migrations over the centuries. If you’ve eaten much Filipino food you’d recognize the combination of Malay, Spanish, Mexican, American, and Chinese flavors that reflect our history perfectly.
Yeah, that was mean of me. Sorry about that. Mr. Sugar Cube and I were just so excited about them and the “sh*t just got reeeal” feeling seeing them all in their finished glory created for us that we shipped them out almost the next day. Seven months early.
Yes, you read that right. Seven months early.
And without really any pictures. I do that with food too. I have this grandiose idea of making a generations family cookbook, filled with family recipes and recipes Mr. Sugar Cube and I have made together and/or for each other. Unfortunately, growling stomachs cause food to be gobbled down before I can even turn the camera on, so the recipe book will just have to take longer.
I digress, though. This isn’t about food, it’s about our invitations.
After Mr. Stingray and I finally settled on the country we would get married in, we set to work looking at different venues. After looking around for a few weeks, we sort of got lucky with this one because I remembered seeing the photos of one of my friend’s weddings in Mexico. I sent her a quick Facebook message asking the details of her wedding location, and then sent an email to the resort. After hearing a few details from the resort (and being in contact with a real live person) I knew we had found our Mexico wedding venue!
We liked this venue for many reasons! First, the guests could all fly into Cancun airport, a highly popular tourist destination, meaning that flights weren’t too expensive. The hotel also provides affordable shuttles from the airport to Tulum, which is about an hour and a half south of Cancun.
Kudos to the Baltimore USPS: We sent our invitations on a Saturday, and people in other states had received theirs by Monday afternoon. And now that RSVPs are streaming in daily, it’s time to talk about our semi-DIY invitations!
Our first RSVPs!
There are some pretty amazing invitation suites on Weddingbee and the rest of the interwebs. I think I pinned them all.
For example, there’s Mrs. Squid and her unbelievably gorgeous pressed flowers:
I wanted to share the details of the awesome bachelorette party Jeopardy game my sister made for my party. I thought it might be helpful for anyone that wants to make a similar game. She was so creative with the entire thing; I’m a huge fan of Jeopardy, and I just loved playing! It was so much fun.
We played the game by rotating who asked me each question. They could choose the category and dollar amount. They would read me the question, and if I got it right they had to take a drink. Any questions I got wrong meant that I had to take a drink. The Daily Doubles were socials, and everyone had to drink!