Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So, we're getting married...

As you can probably guess from the enormous gap between this post and my last, we haven't been doing much cooking lately. :(  What have we been doing, you ask?  Only about a million wedding things!  Here's a peak into what's been going on in our lives lately:

We designed our own "save the date" post cards (and ordered them on for free - just paid shipping!).  Those went out several months ago:

I made our ring bearer pillow (including the flower):

Designed a guest book out of our engagement photos (ordered from My Publisher - love the quality!):
You can check out the entire photo book here:

And finally, the project that has occupied my life for the past several weeks...I made invitations from SCRATCH!


I designed the invitations myself, printed and cut them myself.  And each of those flowers was hand stamped!

I even made my own envelope liners by tracing and cutting them from a large sheet of paper:

As a final touch, I designed monogram postage stamps, and ordered them from

And, with just 45 days to go (eeek!), I still have an enormous to-do list!
I need to...
  • Make my veil
  • Make my bracelet
  • Finish the bridesmaid's gifts (they're getting pretty clutches with hand-made flowers, a bracelet and earrings)
  • Make ceremony programs
  • Make table numbers and menus 
  • Figure out the seating chart
  • Make escort cards
  • Make kissing balls/pomanders for flower girls
  • Make favors and associated packaging (we're doing chocolate dipped pretzel rods)
  • Make emergency kit
  • Pay off final vendor balances
  • Apply for our marriage license after June 28
  • Wrap all attendant gifts
  • Send out shower thank you's 
  • Get final headcount to the reception venue 
  • Have final dress fitting's enough to make you dizzy!  So this is why there probably won't be another cooking post until after the big day - July 24.  Until then, happy eating!


  1. sure got a long list of stuff to do.
    And that DIY ring pillow, it looks pretty, good job and I like those custom stamps too.

  2. awesome invites.
    we'd love to feature your invites.
    give us a tingle.