Archive for the ‘Invites’ Category

Let the RSVP’s Begin!

Monday, May 12th, 2008

So we mailed out invites on Saturday, and a good number of people have already gotten them. Pretty exciting!
One of the things we are trying to encourage with our invites is that people RSVP online using their assigned “Response Code”. The custom written tool allows people to update our address book, correct any spelling mistakes we may have made to people’s names, and tell us whether or not they are coming… In less than 30 seconds.

But more than that, it’s allowing us to see our RSVPs faster than one could imagine. In fact, we have already gotten 18 people (6 families) RSVP’d. Congrats Wade on being the first person to RSVP from an invite :-).  It’s exciting to know whether or not people are coming so fast… much cooler than waiting for snail mail.

One other advantage to this method is that people can update them after submitting. For example, let’s say your a guy with a girlfriend, and for some reason you break up with said girlfriend between when the RSVP was sent, and when the wedding actually happens. In the old way, you would have to call us to update the name of the person coming, OR, wouldn’t be able to tell us that a second person was coming (perhaps you decided to “pick up chicks” at the wedding (not recommended)). With the new way, you simply log in again and update your details. Pretty slick eh? It’s not a one-shot deal like normal RSVP cards.

But as with all innovations that involve computer programming, or humans in general, it may still have a bug or two in it. If you happen to hit of those said bugs, please please please, let me know so I can get it fixed right away. If your response code isn’t working, give me a call and I’ll let you know what the proper one is (Amber thinks she may have misnumbered 1 or 2…).

Of course, if your not technically savvy, your probably not reading this, but you are surely welcome to send in the response card.

Less than 3 months to go people!

P.S. I might publish my RSVP WordPress plugin (it’s almost perfectly packaged for re-use). It still needs a few tweeks though… If your interested in my plugin, stay tuned at

The Guest List

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Well you will all be happy to hear, that after yet another long road trip (this time to Chicago, see pictures here), we managed to lock down the guest list for our wedding. There are about 40 people we would like to invite that had to be cut off the list, but hopefully thanks to people replying “I’m not coming” we’ll be able to squeeze all of them in.

I would just like to reiterate how good a 6 to 8 hour drive can be when it comes to planning a wedding. Neither party has anything that can distract them, and really, there isn’t much else to do while driving other than listen to the radio and look for gas stations.

Now if only we could figure out what we are actually going to do for invites… Amber seems to have 1 idea… I seem to have another.

One last note: We meet with the photographer tomorrow. We’ll let you know how that goes, and if we go with them, we’ll post their name :-).

The Invitations

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Invitations for a wedding need to be sent out about two months before the wedding. That said, I want to start making/designing/ordering them now. Justin wants them to be unique, something out of the ordinary. I say NO to ideas such as sending out our invites on discs. To all of you thinking, “Doesn’t she understand who she is marrying?” Yes I do, but I want our invitations to be more traditional. I am fine with a modern look to them, but making them very unusual is out of the question. So I am asking all of you readers what kind of invitation do you think would make both Justin and I thrilled?

P.S. If you think that you are creepy because you are reading our site, please don’t. We are both thrilled to have you looking at it and sharing in this planning experience with us! We love you!