Post # 212
We made two set of invitation cards. One set doesn’t have the wedding details (just serve as a wedding notify card). The notify card will be sent to some family friends + distant relatives that won’t get invited to the wedding. At this point I think those ppl still think they are gonna get invited. We will see how it goes in two months. 😛
Post # 213
I have more…
We didn’t send out save the dates, because we didn’t want people to save the date… our wedding is on a Friday and out of town.
My FI’s guests that are coming are more than double mine, while it makes me sad that so many of my people said no (OOT peoples) I’m secretly happy because his guests are way more generous than mine.
We told people ‘no children’ because there’s too many things that are not child friendly. But really we don’t want kids screaming during the ceremony or at the reception.
I avoid giving my Future Mother-In-Law wedding details because she always suggests ways ‘to make the nicer.’ I mentioned a scifi to her and then told her that there’s a surprise at the wedding, to make her think about that and not the details. I also tell her that I need to check with Fiance when I don’t like an idea and then later tell her that Fiance said no (he does, but I tell him he says no).
We told our guests the wedding is Out of Town because it’s between both of our families. It’s really because we can’t afford the wedding we want in the city we live in.
I DIYed invites and sent the nicer ones to the people I cared about more, the worst ones got sent to the single guys. Like they’re gonna notice, right?
I told people that I had to order the programs because I didn’t have enough time to DIY letterpress them. I did, but the idea of going through that again sounds like pure torture to me.
I’m thinking about calling up a friend of mine that we couldn’t put on the guest list and asking her if she got the invite because we never recieved her RSVP. That’s bad, I know. But I really want her there and at the time we didn’t have room, but now we do.
Now I feel like a terrible person, but it’s so nice to get that kind of stuff off my chest somewhere!
Post # 216
Ooooh! I have two more.
– FI’s extended family is flying in from Guatemala, and they tend to party hard. We have asked the wedding coordinator to discreetly “warn” them that if they are caught drunk at a church, it’s against the law and they can be deported, so that they don’t show up smashed at the wedding! 🙂
-And speaking of FI’s family, we also chose a hotel for the reception venue on the sole basis that we wanted all of his family to stay there so they wouldn’t drink and drive. Literally the only reason.
Post # 217
We have recently started planning, but I have a few already!
We plan on sending 60 invites for a total of 125 people, but only sending 40 STD’s for 100 people. Simply because I hate the idea of my parents spendng so much on the reception and I hope the ones who didn’t get STD’s can’t come.
We are only inviting my grandma’s one friend becuase she gives really good gifts.
I’m secretly hoping (I mean really vehemently hoping) that the groomsman will back out. His baby momma is a yitch and he really isn’t a good friend to Fiance. But Fiance feels obligated to make him a Groomsmen. 🙁
Fiance and I are still up in the air about whether or not to invite his brother, I know we still have a while to go, but this will be a decision that will be debated upon right down until the week before the wedding!
Love these confessions!
Post # 218
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I wish that there were some children coming (I like how they entertain and divert attention) but no one is having babies yet! Maybe by the time the wedding rolls around…
I’m also secretly hoping that FI’s dad stays good on his word not to come to our wedding. Too much drama.