Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lost Soldiers

So our Save the Dates mailed successfully the final week of September. They seem to have been a big hit, based on the responses we've gotten so far, which is great!

However, we have gotten two poor little lost soldiers returned to us. On one, the postal service marked "Address Unknown - Return to Sender." Hmmm. The address was one that was sent to me in an email by the intended recipient, so I'm unclear on how that works.

Another was sent back to us in a body bag. I went to the foyer to get the mail one day and found this:

A plastic bag with one of our STDs inside (hehe). As you can see from the photos, the portion of the postcard that had the address had been ripped off in one of the post office sorting machines. But, they cared enough to send it back with a bag saying that they cared. However, I haven't seen any reimbursement for the $0.75 stamp that ended up wasted as a result. Thanks, USPS!

Luckily, since the stamp was a seventy-five center, I knew the card was intended for one of our Canadian guests. So I emailed them all to see if they'd received theirs and one of them hadn't. In a funny coincidence, it was the card intended for a friend I used to date that didn't make it, which Justin thought was providential. ;) However, we sent him a new one and all's well in our Save the Date world.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Etsy Love

So it almost goes without saying for the modern, crafty, somewhat-DIY bride, but Etsy is bloody brilliant. I've been reading the Etsy wedding blog for almost the entire time I've been wedding planning. You should, too. Below are some of the fantastic handcrafted Etsy items I'm planning to buy for the wedding or just love to bits! Each photo links to the seller's shop.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Location, location, location

At long, long last - you finally get to see the place where we're going to celebrate our wedding! This view is of our reception location, in a state park in coastal New Hampshire. The center has a large 40' x 80' tent which seats up to 200 people. It's erected over that large green rectangle on the right side of the photo. I'll post more about the site soon, but just wanted to share a photo of our beautiful location!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Popping in quickly to say . . . we're not writing our own vows, but if we did, I love this.