So you may or may not have already seen my wedding graduate post.
Since I wrote that, and have spent so much time commenting and whatnot over at APW, I haven’t really felt like making a full-fledged post on here about our wedding. But it’s true that a grad post doesn’t begin to cover the half what the day was like, or what the planning was like, or how much we learned along the way. It also doesn’t show much of the little details because that’s just not what APW is about (thank goodness). But that doesn’t mean that I’m not just dying to show everyone our button flower pens..*
or our seating chart, with button pins..*
or our guest book recipe box thing.
I don’t know what else to call it, but we had the button flower pens and a few crayons at each table, and each place setting had an extra large index card, and we asked them to write us a note or draw us a picture as a memento of their presence. We were blown away by the adorable/thoughtful/hilarious response. I wasn’t sure if anyone would bother, but ended up getting one back from almost everyone. Highly recommend this as an alternative to the guest book. My sister got me a recipe box as a shower gift (and my mom painted the top, which you can’t see but it’s adorable), but you can find really cute sets on Etsy, like this.
I really would prefer to just have everyone over so I can show you our wedding book. We got a Groupon to A & I Books like a year ago, and just finally got around to making the book last month (I guess that’s the good thing about Groupons, the fact that they expire = good motivation). Anyway how it works is, you download the A&I software, lay out the whole book, and you make proofs, that look like this.
If it looks ok, you send in the files (the software you download makes all this very easy) and BAM. Two or three weeks later, you have your book. We went with a small 8 x 8 hardcover, 60 pages or so, and it’s awesome. I keep wanting to look through it over and over again. I seriously considered just posting all the proofs on this blog but then I came back from the ledge and realized that’s way overkill. I think I will just leave it here and then come back occasionally and talk about more specific lessons learned/other tidbits as they become relevant.
One last thing: can I just say I cannot WAIT to see this girl in my dress?? She’s making some changes to it, I’ve seen some previews, and I can’t believe her wedding isn’t for another 9 months, I might die of the suspense. At least I know she’s going to be wearing some hawt shoes. yayyy sisterhood!
*Originally I had planned to do button bouquets instead of using flowers, but then I scrapped that when I realized that a) I love flowers and 2. button bouquets are HEAVY. Anyway we’d already collected hundreds of buttons and my sister had already thought up the brilliant idea to give away candy buttons in little tins as favors, so we incorporated buttons where we could.
All photos in this post, with the exception of the polaroid (taken by a friend), were taken by Bong Lee of Photo Bisou (who unfortunately has now added music to his website, which is hilarious considering the conversation on Friday).