Monday, May 14, 2007

The problem with making your own invitations

We've selected the paper, the pattern, the style. Everything's a go. Except I can't start making the invitations until we find the right envelopes.

So I'm looking through the cataloges I have and researching envelopes. It's tedious and boring, but it's a means to an end. The fun part will be the invitation making!

Some possibilities:

Let us know with a comment if you know of any other good online sources for envelopes!

Registry #2

I don't know when, but Amazon added a wedding registry to their ever-growing repository of tricks up their proverbial sleeve. So, being geeks and having our eyes on a variety of things, we're doing that for our second registry.

It's still in the works and we will work on selecting things tonight, so stay tuned to the sidebar ( <---- ) for the link it when it's ready. Right now, for example, we have about 30 martini glasses on the list because I just put all the cool ones I could find up there; but Paul and I will narrow down some things tonight.

We do heart Amazon...

The nice part about being engaged... obviously that I get to be with Paul! DUH! But another nice thing is that all the shopping/errands/research you do and talk to other people about brings about another curious person just wanting to know details and to wish you a hearty congratulations. People can be so nice and weddings certainly bring out that wonderful side of humankind.

Take, for instance, Donna at the Framingham AC Moore. I bought about $200 worth of crafts, etc. there on Saturday. She was friendly and chatty and took her time (in a good way) wrapping the clay pots and glass bowls that will be used for the table centerpieces. Then she scanned in the 10 disposable wedding cameras and said "are you getting married?!" and then congratulated me and, I swear, if there wasn't a checkout counter between us, she would have hugged me. And I would have been glad to hug her back. She was so nice and so diligent. She told me about her wedding day, more than 20 years ago, about some creative ideas pertaining to the centerpieces, and by the end of the conversation, she wished me good luck in Yiddish and said that she just knew it would be a wonderful day for me. She was a real sweetheart and just one example of the pleasure of sharing my joy with other people.