Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Wedding Stuff - The Invitations

On Tuesday, my daughter and I did the invitations. Doing wedding invitations is not a quick and easy job. It took us over 4 hours, although I'll admit I took many smoke breaks. That's a sample of the actual invitation we used. I tied all the bows, and I must say, my bows were much prettier than that one. We used the Harrington font which is a bit less formal and sort of fun.
The original plan was my daughter was going to bring me lunch and we would crank out those babies in the afternoon. But if you think I sleep late, I've got nothing on my daughter. I didn't get my "lunch" until 3:30, so we didn't even start until 4:00. Then I had trouble setting up my printer to print on a 5" x 8" piece of paper. That was extremely frustrating, but I toughed it out and it finally happened.
Also the multiple copies button doesn't work on my printer, so I had to type: control P, enter, enter - 41 times. That was a real hoot. Then I got to type: control P, enter, enter all over again for the R.S.V.P. cards, but fortunately they were two-up so I had to only do that 21 times.
My daughter hand addressed all 41 invitation envelopes and all 41 R.S.V.P. envelopes. Even with all my printing and bow-tying, I did not envy her task. I absolutely hate to write. Besides my writing looks like that of a 12-year-old..
She also did all the postage on all 82 envelopes. One of her friends came by to help us stuff and seal. I used a wet washcloth to "lick" my envelopes, but the girls actually licked them. We all made jokes about the death adhesive on that "Seinfeld" episode, but I told them my biggest fear was getting a paper cut on my tongue. Both girls were all "Ack! I hadn't even thought of that!" Of course when I told that part of the story to Carole today I said, "My biggest fear is getting a paper tongue on my cut."
So that part is done, and I'm guessing that besides finding pretty feminine shoes for my big Fred Flinstone feet, that was the biggest hurdle of this whole process. So yay!


Jocelyn said...

Your feet can't be THAT big--not bigger than this Ms.'s size 10s. Or can they...?

I love that you guys are late sleepers. We're a misunderstood club, us'ns.

geewits said...

~~I wear a 9 or 91/2 but the true giant Fred Flintstone part is that they are wide and flat.

Creatures of the night are always misunderstood.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wow! It must be exciting. Congrats and best wishes on your daughter's upcoming wedding.

Carole said...

Gee, the invitation looks lovely & elegant. Very nice choice! I'm still laughing about the paper tongue on your cut. haha I do that all the time too, but that bit of verbal dyslexia was the funniest I've heard -or said- in awhile.

XUP said...

They actually licked all the envelopes? Yuck. The first thing I would have gotten along with all those invitations is a couple of those spongy bottles to seal the envelopes.

geewits said...

~~Thanks! it's been fun so far, no anxiety about anything yet.

~~I should start writing mine down again. I probably would have forgotten that one if you hadn't laughed so hard.

~~That's because you are smarter than us.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

They look lovely....! Pretty bows! It's a lot of work getting out a Wedding Invite and return cards, too--in fact, it's a lot of work getting out any invitation.
I use to send out 350 letters all signed by me with "special" notes to each person (help!)...for this AIDS Benefit I did for 20 years. Folded, Stuffed, Stamped and Licked ALL by myself!!
I was a lot younger!

Jazz said...

You made your own invitations?! Wow..

Ah how I wish I could sleep late. I'm useless in the mornings, but I still have to get up and get to work. Then when evening comes I'm totally knackered because I've been up since way too early. My biological clock is all out of whack. They should let me work from 1pm to 9pm. Then I'd be happy.