Post # 1
It seems sort of silly, but I’m going to be addressing our STD’s this weekend and I’m a little excited! It’s starting to feel like this wedding thing is really happening! 🙂
We got these as a magnet, off Vistaprint with a Groupon + a coupon for $45 total for 125, which I thought was totally reasonable. I also had the return address printed on the envelope and the custom security printing that says MyName + HisName. Everything looks really good!
They came so freaking fast too and we’ve been collecting addresses with a Google form, which people seemed to like.
So now this weekend I’ll be addressing 105 envelopes, minimum – 121 if the stragglers hurry up. Gaa!!! I bought two fancy pens this morning and I AM READY TO GO!!!
Hopefully I’ll still feel that way after the first 20 envelopes 🙂
Post # 3
@TrousseauHorse: Those are so cute!
I had to do around 50 envelopes for our save the dates and I was SO excited at first, but man, they get exhausting. Take breaks as needed! Find a way to make it fun, and be sure to take pics!
Post # 4
Its always exciting but fun! I will say probally 20 Save-The-Date Cards in your hand is going to kill you! lol
Post # 5
@TrousseauHorse: Isn’t the Google form wonderful? I did the same thing, and it was so fast and easy–everything went right into the spreadsheet, and people filled it out promptly. I didn’t have to worry about typos when transferring from say, an email, to my spreadsheet because they typed it in themselves. Love, love, love those Google forms!
Post # 6
@SeaSalt: Not necessarily. One of our friends typed her zip code wrong and it was returned to us. She ended it with a 5 instead of a 6.
Post # 7
@luluvohn: Yeah some of our people did not type very well… including my mother! If the address looks clearly wrong I’ve been able to figure out the correct address with google maps so far. It also allowed people to put whatever name they go by rather than their formal invitation name, but that was mostly FI’s friends so that is his problem to fix 🙂
Also we have a lot of people in the Northeast with zip codes that start with zero. So instead of 02446 we were getting 2446. But that was easy to just correct.
I do think being able to fill out the form inspired people to just do it as soon as they opened the email though. People like to wait a while before replying to an email and then it slips their mind…
This process makes me so glad we are sending STD’s though. Hopefully we will get all the kinks out now and it will be a relatively smooth process to send the invitations later.
Post # 8
@luluvohn: I am guilty of something similar–we were really late with our invites and I gave the company the wrong postal code! I watched online as they went out for delivery and then back to the post office. Fortunately I got them the next day!
Post # 9
@TrousseauHorse: Try not to do it all at once…if that’s even possible! I took a couple of nights to do my 75 envelopes, and with a glass (or 2) of wine it wasn’t bad at all!