Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tips to Avoid Guest List and Invitation Stress (Plus we've reached the halfway mark!)

Wedding Countdown!

Since when did we reach the halfway point?! Time is flying by. I thought time would drag on because this has been a day I've been waiting on, for forever..excuse my dramatic side. But that's how I feel. Have you ever heard of the saying, 

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible"

Of course we have been living life together. But being married is completely different and it's something we have both talked about since the first year we started dating. So I'm quite eager to begin our married life together. 

I know I haven't updated lately, story of my life. But wedding planning is going really well. I'm so proud of myself that I haven't gotten really stressed or have had a complete meltdown. But I pray that it doesn't happen at all. 

I have checklists that Caleb and I look at before each month to see what we have to do. We don't have anything for July, but probably will work on stuff for August, just to be ahead of things. I think that's why I haven't lost my mind, because we are working on things ahead and keeping organized. 

Right now we have been working on our guest list and invitations. 

Some tips for invitations and guest list stress:

1. If you are making your own invites, make sure you have a program that is gong to work with your printer to print them correctly.
2. Buy extra ink! 
3. Before starting the invites, make sure you collect addresses.
4. Enlist in help. Seriously. You will want a few people double check everything! 
5. You will want return labels on the invites AND the RSVP envelopes. 
6. You and your FiancĂ© will make the guest list, and then it'll grow.
7. Take a deep breath when parents want to add more people, it's a big moment for them and they are proud. 
8. Always plan on the bigger amount of guests so you don't freak out.
9. Check spelling of guests names, 100x.
10. When making the guest list, count children just to get an exact amount of people who will be there. It'll help in the long run. 

It may seem early to be doing invites. But since we are having a holiday wedding, it's recommend the earlier the better. Plus we didn't send out save the dates on purpose. We knew we would send out invites early. I won't say when we are, because I want our guests to be surprised ^_^