Wedding Wednesday!!

Oh, Wedding Wednesday, how I've neglected you so.  I have to say, I honestly don't even feel bad about it.  Things have been busy, life has been crazy, and I think I hit a little bit of a rut in the whole wedding planning deal.  Is that normal?  For anyone out there who's already been through this, is it normal to hit a point where planning the wedding is kind of "meh," and you really just want to do the whole "get married and be married" part?  I think that's where I am, and... I hope that's normal? 

We've booked all of our vendors so I just need to finalize the little details, and that's a whole lot more overwhelming than I thought it would be.  I would say "I have no idea why it's so hard to make a simple decision and just move on," but I do.  It's so hard because I am the most annoyingly detail-oriented person that I know, to the point of being obnoxiously frustrating.  I know that.  I know it, I own it, and I hate it a little bit.  So many things would just be done already if I could pull the trigger on about 32 decisions.  We aren't working with a planner, because I always thought "Well, I've mentally planned my wedding for years-- now's my time to execute!" but I'm struggling with making all of the little parts come together and work cohesively.  There isn't a "theme" to our wedding, but it's important to us that the big day is clearly about "Katie and Brian" when people come in and see all of the details.  Thinking back on weddings that we've attended in the past, it's the little personal touches that stick out to me, so it's super important to me to incorporate as much of that as possible.

This is the current issue driving me crazy-- I would like to have one specific detail as a part of our wedding paper that ties everything together, from invitations and menus to signage and cocktail napkins (a girl's gotta have some surprises, so no more info than that!).  That would mean that a lot of the paper products would have to be ordered together, and I'm planning to do a lot of the paper DIY (excluding invitations because PLEASE), so I have no idea how to go about that.  Do I order invitations separately?  Do I try to find a vendor whom I can order everything through, so it's all coordinated (but expensive)?  There have been end-of-my-rope days when I thought "You know what?  I'm creating signs in Paint and emailing invitations-- done and done."  Oy.  At the end of the day, I keep thinking back to what wise, married ladies keep telling me-- the details can and will drive you crazy, but at the end of the day, the wedding is ONE day and your marriage is forever.  I know that, but sometimes it's nice to have a reality check with yourself and refresh!  Again-- I know that this is my little brain just complicating easy decisions, but I needed to vent and so... vent I did!

Now, on to lighter fare for this Wedding Wednesday, yes?  What do I have for my darlings today?  Save the Dates and cake forks!

When it came time to choose our save the dates, we had a general idea of what we wanted: simple, something fun and potentially relating to our wedding colors, something that represented both of our home states, and no picture.  I had always thought that I wanted a picture Save the Date but Brian kept saying "Imagine our faces on all of these refrigerators for the next 9 months," and he managed to creep me out so we agreed-- no picture.  I headed straight to Etsy and after combing through page after page of potential options, we found a shop, Feathered Heart Prints Stationery & Design that looked like the owner, Emily, could create exactly what we were looking for.  God bless her, after I don't know how many emails back and forth to fine tune everything from colors to font to positioning of words, we finally gave the OK to send them off to the printer, and this was the final result!

They couldn't be more perfect to us.  Emily was wonderful and allowed us to customize every single detail, right down to the perfect shade of pink (and believe me, I tried them all).  Both of our states are represented, as well as (what we hoped) is a fun vibe, versus something more formal, since we know that our invites will be on the more formal side.  I love them and can't help but grin when I walk past ours hanging on the fridge.  And so many of our family and friends have told us that they absolutely loved them, which means so much when you've spent so much time figuring out the fine little details, like placing the hearts exactly on the areas of the state where we're both from (again-- my own brand of crazy).

While I can't manage to make decisions on the things that really matter, I can definitely hit "Process Order" when it comes to the little things... like cake forks!  I love the idea of using various things on our wedding day that we'll be able to pull out over the years and reuse, so when I came across the idea of stamped forks on a few wedding blogs, I decided I needed to have them, pronto.  Off to Etsy I went (bless my credit card...), and I came across the jessicaNdesigns shop and was immediately hooked.  Her work is unique and classic but fun, and I debated between a few of the sayings on the fork before deciding on these:

The picture isn't great, but they have "mr." and "mrs." stamped on the top of each, and then the wedding date stamped on the bottom!  I swooned hard over these and am so glad I made the purchase.  

Next up on Wedding Wednesday?  We'll be right at 6 MONTHS OUT from the wedding, so I think I'll share with you the crazy list that I've been working off of to keep my sanity.  I'm marking things off like crazy, which is good, but as I mentioned above there are definitely  a few "to be done pronto" items that I'd like to say good riddance to, and fast!

Happy halfway-to-Friday!!


  1. I'll let you in on a secret -- I had a LOT of details that I stressed over and on the actual wedding day, LOTS of them went completely poof out of my mind. Do I regret that I forgot about them and spent time with zen music and a face mask that morning? NOPE. :) Calm yourself - in addition to the wisdom that "the details will drive you crazy", I'll also tell you that things WILL go wrong and things WON'T always go as planned.... don't sweat it. Do not worry at all! xx

  2. I really enjoyed the wedding planning process, but once it was all said and done, I was just so happy that it went perfectly, and I was ready for it to be over! Its an amazing time, but also a crazy time! I do wish I would have known about cake forks, however!!