Well ladies and gentlemen, the invitations are in! That’s right, not only have we saved the date, we’ve gone all the way. January 14, 2012 is right around the corner, wouldn’t you know… And etiquette does say that our guests should receive their invites roughly 8 to 6 weeks beforehand.
Bruno and I are thrilled to announce that we’ve chosen the San Remo suite designed by Postscript Brooklyn and sold through Lion in the Sun, an adorable little stationery with locations in Park Slope, Brooklyn and Huntington, Long Island. It’s nice to buy local!
I won’t say that there haven’t been a few snafus in the design and ordering process. For one, I should have known we would need more than one proof. I’ve dealt with my fair share of graphic designers both useless and talented, who’ve handed me final proofs with misspellings, wrong color palettes, and uneven alignment. Though I was a bit disappointed with our first proof for the Save the Dates. It just felt… sloppy. All the information was correct, but it looked terrible. Being the bridezilla that I am, I freaked out, which quickly got the situation solved. Going into the invitations, it was much easier as the template was already set. Overall, the staff at Lion in the Sun were very understanding and accommodating. I would definitely not hesitate to do business with them again but would definitely make sure I leave plenty of time to get things done. The only negative was that I always felt I needed to keep on top of them to make sure they kept me abreast of the progress or even remembered my order. But, again, maybe it’s because things are a little tense and rushed on our end. (Not that being separated by thousands of miles from your significant other puts a damper on wedding planning! Though, it does make for a good pity party…)
Now all’s that left is getting these suckers addressed! I vaguely remember a former bride warning me about addressing your invitations on your own. My fingers hurt just thinking about it…