Post # 1
You will NEVER believe what I did. Seriously.
My mom and I spent 3 hours stamping RSVPs, addressing, stamping and sealing invitations this weekend. As we wrapped up with the very last one, I had an epiphany.
I bought the postcard stamps for the RSVPs in December. They went up 1 cent at the end of January!!! That means that I need to open all of my invitations, add a 1 cent stamp to the RSVPs, readdress, reseal and restamp all of my invitations!
Short of buying all new envelopes and stamps for the invites, all I could do is laugh.
We’re going to take a mail opener and open the tops and then reseal them with double-sided tape. I did a couple of samples and they turned out fine.
All of this for $0.85!!!
Post # 3
I oops’ed when ordering the champagne for our champagne toast. Our venue asked if I had a brand preference or a price range for the special order, and I named my favorite (Piper Heidsieck Brut, not the cuvee)… completely forgetting that it’s not a $25 bottle of champagne… all the money we saved by not having a limo went right into the champagne glasses lol. At least we were able to take the excess couple of bottles home.
Post # 4
@emilyrose114: oh my. lol that is crazy. at least you can fix it! 🙂
Post # 5
Stick your envelopes in the freezer before opening them, it will help a lot!
Post # 6
I had return address labels printed for our save-the-dates. After they were all assembled for mail out, I noticed that the return address was accidentally a hybrid between my current address and where we will be moving at the end of the month and hence, does not exist.
I sent them anyway. Honey badger don’t care.
Post # 9
I put the wrong number for the hotel on the insert with the guest block hotel room information. It was a hybrid of their fax number and their phone number. I called it and found that it was a salon. Whoops! Hopefully people know enough to just check our website or look up the hotel online!
Post # 10
@emilyrose114: Are you sure they need another stamp?? Postcards stamps are only $0.46 I thought!
Post # 11
I’ve been stenciling the letters for the large board that will show the guests where to go for what on the estate. Basically I stencil each letter in pencil on chalkboard contact paper, and then fill it in with white sharpie one letter at a time (waiting for each to dry before I fill in the next letter). I went to cut the one that took the longest to make “Cocktail Hour”…and cut it completely crooked. Had to re-start on it.
That wouldn’t be so bad but it’s my 3rd time re-making it, the first time I used a chalk marker (and it looked great) only to find that the letters flaked off over time, I even tried using hairspray to make it stick better, but the letters still started flaking off.
Nothing compared to re-doing all your invites but it’s all I have so far *knocks on wood*