In 1994 when Hubby Dearest and I met at 19, his youngest sibling, LaLa, was only 8 years old. You can imagine that her getting engaged last October and setting the date for this next October makes both of us feel quite old. I try not to focus too much on it since we adore her groom to be and pray they will be happy. Neither here nor there to today's post.
LaLa and I mesh on pretty much everything when it comes to weddings and such so I wasn't surprised when she said, "I pretty much want to remake your wedding." There are little differences here and there, and I am sure as we go more will arise. I have to say that the invitation idea is spectacular!
LaLa, Mom-in-Law, BridesmaidJ and I all gathered together yesterday to make invitations. LaLa brought sunflower stamps, a fall colored scrapbook stack with her chosen scheme of orange, country blue and browns, stamp colors and markers in the same hues, some ribbon, and various add ons from my plethora of swag. The best part was that LaLa just told us to go nuts. No two invitations will look alike. You would think that would cause an issue but as I watched the ideas unfold and everyone trying new things, I saw a collection of beautiful pieces of art being created.
The down side of this is that everyone eventually ran out of creative juices. We have 15 down and around 85 more to go. At this rate we should finish the first week in August...that's about right for leave time, right? The kicker is that I also need to be getting the shower invitations together as well. That bad boy is August 11 so I may just make them all the same.
Hubby Dearest did have a pretty inspired idea of his own. He was joking with us about just sending an e-vite and being done with it. I remarked that with all the "green" initiatives, we could probably get away with it without too much "That's tacky" fall out. He also suggested that we could use the Bump-It App and bump the wedding programs onto everyone's smart phones as they arrived at the venue. These are not bad ideas if you have a pretty tech savvy guest list. Oh the world to come...