- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
When I bought the card stock for my invitations, I counted that I needed 87 individual invitations. I bought 100 pieces of everything, just in case. That happened after we finalized the guest list… for the first time.
I ended up printing 92 invitations, thinking I’d have a beta version for us as a memory, and maybe 2-3 extra.
Yesterday, we printed the directions, 90 of them, and I plan to mail the invitations out this Saturday. Meanwhile, I had had many discussions, as I don’t want to invite more than 150 people, and hope less than that show up. That wasn’t very easy, since FH has been telling people left and right that of course they are invited, and kept remembering that so and so is not on the list. So with some negotiation, me putting my foot down in some cases, and crossing off other people from the list, we left it at 161 guests, and 90 US invitations + 7 invitations to Europe. Still no problem, since I have 100 of everything, right?
Then last night, I asked FMIL if we could split up the task of addressing the envelopes. We went through her copy of the guest list, and lo and behold, she had actually crossed off a few people. So she counts that we need 103 invitations.
103?!?!?!? Where does that number come from?! How did it get more, if she removed people?! I don’t have 103 invitations, I only have 100! Ordering the friggin sashes took 3 weeks, so I can’t just go to the store and buy some extra.
On the way home I told FH that he absolutely positively CANNOT promise any more people an invitation just because they tell him they look forward to our wedding. He says “But you did count XY and his wife, right?” What?! No!!!! Last time you weren’t even sure you needed to invite them! He then tells me “we” can just go and make some more invitations. Are you kidding? I spent hours working on them! I don’t have time! Our RSVP deadline is in less than a month! And a few days after that I need to give the venue the final head count. Those suckers need to go out NOW!
And now here is the kicker: This morning I’m looking up something in the booklet from the venue and I come across the page that says they have a 150 guest minimum for a Saturday night wedding. How did I miss that?! So even if 120-130 people RSVP yes, we still need to pay for 150. Holy cow, at this point, I’m losing my mind.
So I will go to PaperSource once again, buy some more cardstock and make some pimped down invites without the pretty sashes. Then I will tell FH that he can invite his B list. If we need to pay for 150, we might as well have 150, right?
It’s only 9 a.m. but I think I need a drink.