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Invitation Marathon

Monday, March 10th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Wedding planning has moved into high gear as Jen and I spent the weekend working on the registry Friday and Saturday, and picking what we thought was going to be our final invitation design Sunday night. We had already been to Just for Fun Scribble Doodles in Noe Valley a handful of times and knew it was the place from which we would eventually buy the invitations, since it has, by far, the biggest selection we’ve seen anywhere. We had even settled on what we thought was going to be the final design. Until the proof arrived via fax today. And we stopped feeling it.

So we headed back to Just for Fun yet again tonight — and are now regulars at the joint. We had the wording. We had the plan for all the components involved in selecting wedding invitations: the invites, the inner envelopes, the outer envelopes, the reception cards, the RSVP cards, and the thank you cards. But we were back to Square 1 on the design front. We had been through every book dozens of times. There was nothing that jumped out at us.

But finally we found The One. It’s simple, yet classy (at least we think so). It’s not the most exciting wedding invitation ever, but it’s ours. And it will go down in our wedding history as being The One.

Moral of this story: Picking wedding invitations is a huge pain in the ass. Men beware: If you’ve never done this before, fasten your seatbelts. You’re in for a crazy ride.

Tags: wedding

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Reed // Mar 11, 2003 at 6:53 pm

    Nice design. You might want to change the names and locations, or you’ll never have anyone there.

  • 2 karen iuppa // Jun 30, 2003 at 11:27 am

    Gabe and Jan…where are you registered for your wedding. I remember your dad saying crate and barrel but is there anywhere else?


    Tante (through marriage) Karen

    PS Gabe didn’t you have the name Ryan when you were born? If that memory is correct then I was the only one who called you Gabe!

    You can thank me later.