Spreadsheets and envelopes
Posted: Thursday, Mar. 07, 2013
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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This week has been the week of spreadsheets and surprisingly, I have had a ton of fun organizing them. Now that the invitations are complete and printed, I have been going over the guest list and verifying addresses. Up until this point I have had what I refer to as guest list drafts. Meaning the fiancé had his own list of guests, and I had a separate list. We had not yet combined them in to one master copy, but had still been mindful of the count.I have a very large family that includes a lot of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Not to mention that Sherrells family is fairly big too. Without even including friends, our potential number of guest invites starts off in the high range. Unfortunately the reality of the situation is that we have to limit the number of people that we invite. When you have so many important people you want to include in something as special as your wedding, deciding who to cut has to be one of the toughest decisions to make. We have so many that we wish we could invite, but seeing that we cant afford to have 500 guests its not possible.We have gotten through the process of designing and printing the invitations. This has made it very official to me, and has given me permission to go download all sorts of wedding related spreadsheets. I think I enjoy inputting information a little too much. Is it weird that I am looking forward to receiving RSVPs? I like having everything in files where I can see it neat and ordered. Getting the envelopes addressed, stamped, and in the mail is now in the making. Possibly, by this time next week, people will be receiving a formal invitation to my wedding. Thats crazy and still a little surreal. Exciting!
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