Yesterday, I went here :
With an old Starbucks bag filled with 117 of the most important documents the USPS has ever handled :
Took a huge sigh of relief and put another BIG FAT CHECKMARK on the wedding to do list. Invites : MAILED.
I can’t say I’m mad about the inordinate amount of hours I spent on our invitations, because they turned out EXACTLY how we wanted. Plus, Jaymee the Design Extraordinaire is fun and most of the time I felt like I was gabbing with a girlfriend, not “working”.
After countless emails, edits, samples, and haggling with vendors (Jaymee’s job, not mine), the finished product appeared at our door. Wrapped in ribbon with a custom thank you note and a box of Hawaiian chocolates.
You win, Jaymee.
For a few days, the coffee table looked like this :
And I made friends with the paper cutter at our FedEx Office :
(these are just the hotel inserts – all of the actual stationary was cut by the print shop)
And finally – signed, sealed, ready to deliver! I printed the monogram Jaymee designed on clear address labels (two to a label) and used them as envelope seals. Super cute if you ask me :
So it’s only fitting that I got to celebrate our invitation success by having lunch with Jaymee herself (and SkinnyRunner, another client)! Jaymee is in SoCal visiting family this week and Sarah leaves on the fishing boat next week, so the timing worked out splendidly.
If you want to hear more about how awesome Jaymee is, email me. I’m sure 99.8% of you are avid SkinnyRunner fans so you know all about the incredible work she did on the SR Shirts. Serious street cred, right? RIGHT.
ps The USPS has not stepped up their postcard stamp game. I can’t decide if this “herb” collection is better or worse than those blasted polar bears from our Save The Dates :