Mr. Angelfish and I are getting down to the wire, and of course that means final payments to our vendors. In the past few months, it seemed a LOT went wrong, from major car troubles to emergency house repairs, and quite a bit of our “wedding savings” had to go to other things. So where did that leave us on our vendor payments?
The bad news is we had to cut some of our vendors, last minute. The good news is the vendors we cut will not be greatly missed in the grand scheme of things. And almost all of them were “friendors” so they understood our struggle, and we did not have to worry about losing money on deposits.
Personal photo of our once overflowing “Wedding Fund” container. Whenever Mr. A or I broke a $5 or $1 bill, we would put the change in the jar.
Not long after we started dating, Mr. Puffer introduced me to one of his greatest loves: poker. Texas Hold ‘Em, to be precise. At one point, he was hosting a game at his house just about every week, but he gradually reduced the frequency to leave time for other things, including dating me. (He really does love me!)
Now that we live together, we co-host monthly poker nights. And I’ve added my own touches—home-cooked goodies to munch on, candles to keep the boy stink to a minimum, and oldies music to appeal to every generation.
Our invitations were the first big project I started when we began wedding planning. It wasn’t too long after we got engaged that I sat down and designed a preliminary suite. After a solid draft, I closed the file and didn’t open it up again until around February. The final pieces came together last month when I ordered our details card (after sorting out the details). Over a few weeks and small assembly sessions, things were mostly organized, and so on Victoria Day I finally sat down and finished assembling and addressing them in an eight hour time block (and Friends marathon).
Before I get to our actual invitations (I know, cruel), I wanted to back up to some inspiration. To be quite honest, I didn’t really look at too many invitation suites to gather my inspiration. I was largely inspired by Mrs. Wallaby’s suite, and a few different options on Etsy.
Hi bees! Our tech team has been hard at work on some backend updates for Weddingbee, and they are going to be launching them Thursday, starting at 6:00 AM PST. We are expecting downtime of anywhere from two to three hours.