Monday, April 19, 2010

Back from Vietnam

We're back from Vietnam and back at work. Rob got a fantastic suit for the wedding made in Hoi An, it's a sand coloured linen with an ivory shirt. Tailored and fits perfectly. He just has to find shoes now and that's his clothing sorted for the day. My sister has been looking for a bridesmaid dress for the last few months, she's spotted a really nice one and am just waiting to hear back from her if she's happy with the fit of it. Rob's brother has a black suit already and is happy to wear that, Rob got two pocketsquares made in ivory silk for them to wear instead of buttonholes.

It's now time to concentrate on the invites. I've sent an email round asking for those who've moved house to let us know their new addresses. We've found with the destination wedding, that our guest list is going to be very small - it seems to be quite a common theme with destination weddings. It's not just those who are busy at that time of year, or who can't afford it which is quite understandable. What's less understandable is a guest taking a holiday to Europe a few months before the wedding, using the information in the emails you sent to guests with the research you've done finding the best prices for flights and accom to book the cheapest flight. You're left wondering why they didn't want to put back the holiday a few months so they could attend, because you gave them 18 months notice and they hadn't planned their holiday when you sent the save the dates. I guess your wedding is never as important to other people as it is to the two of you and the process of planning one really drives it home. I know for other weddings i've been excited to go to them but not really given them much thought until the day. I've only been to a few weddings though, probably those who've been to lots don't find them so exciting. I know of an old workmate who has 7 invites this year (so far!). Anyway enough grumbling from me. Those who have let us know they're planning to come are looking forward to it and that makes us happy :)

I'll wait a week or two to see if we get any addresses back, and then start the printing process. We decided to be clever and only print the invites but not all the detailed information like maps and city info - we'll leave that until we get the rsvps back and then print them only for those guests, to save on a lot of paper that would otherwise be wasted. I've done lots of research to help our guests out, from how to get a taxi or shuttle from the airport to what to order in a cafe. I'm quite proud of our welcome packages!


  1. My DH was freaked out when I got stressed a few weeks away from our big day. He completely withdraw from aranging things. Did nothing. Left it all to me. It turns out I had turned into a Bridezilla. Poor DH.

  2. hehe, i'm sure you weren't as bad as those brides on the tv show Bridezilla.

    I can sympathise though, i think i'm turning into one already - can't delegate anything without grabbing it back and doing it myself if it's not done quick enough!