Monday, June 30, 2014

Crafting a Timeline for Your Wedding Day


I'm the kind of procastinator where if I don't know how to start a project, I will completely and totally avoid it until the day before it's due.
 
So when our day-of coordinator (here on out abbreviated as DOC) emailed me asking for our wedding day timeline, I knew the deadline was looming in the not-so-distant future.
 
Knowing it was now or never, I eventually I came up with a pretty comprehensive timeline.  But it took a lot of Googling and reading to really get it straight.  Lucky for you, I complied a step-by-step list for creating a wedding-day timeline; and I'll share ours with you at the end of the post. 
 
Step One:  For Sures
Start with your "for sure" times.  Don't feel like you need to start at midnight and schedule out your whole wedding day from start to finish. 
 
So my "for sure" times were:
- Ceremony is for sure (scheduled to be) starting at 2:30pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
 
Ok, so not great, but it's a start.   
 
Step Two: Vendors
Start filling in the vendor arrival times.  I searched through all my email exchanges and vendor contracts to get these. 
 
- Hair and makeup team will arrive at hotel between 7:30 and 8am
- Breakfast and coffee will be delivered at 8:00am
- Photographers will arrive at hotel between 10:30 and 11am
- DOC will arrive at The Atrium at 12:00pm
- Florist will arrive at The Atrium at 12:30pm
- DJ will arrive at The Atrium at 1:30pm
- Shuttle will arrive at hotel to take guests to The Atrium at 1:45pm
- Baker will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Photobooth will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Shuttle will depart the hotel for The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Ceremony is for sure starting at 2:30pm
- Photobooth will open at 3:15pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- Photobooth will close at 8:15pm and begin teardown
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- Final return shuttle trip to the hotel will depart from The Atrium at 9:15pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
- DOC will pack and box items and leave The Atrium no later than 11:00pm
 
Looking better, right? 
 
Step Three: Travel
Add in travel times for the wedding party.  For us this included, leaving the hotel, going to the first look spot, and going to the ceremony and reception site.  For others, it can include going to a separate ceremony site like a church or going to more than one photo site before (or after!) the ceremony.
 
Google Maps is your friend here!  Use the estimated travel times to figure how much time you'll need to get from one place or the other.  If you're taking photos at one of your destinations, this will help you determine how much time you'll have for photos.  Make sure to add 5-ish minutes for getting in and out of vehicles. 
 
For me, this was a real eye opener!  I knew it was about 10 miles from the hotel to our first look spot but when I mapped it, I realized it took 20 minutes to get there.  Big difference! 
 
- Hair and makeup team will arrive at hotel between 7:30 and 8am
- Breakfast and coffee will be delivered at 8:00am
- Photographers will arrive at hotel between 10:30 and 11am
- Bride and Groom leave hotel separately with parents and head to first look spot at 12:00pm
- DOC will arrive at The Atrium at 12:00pm
- Wedding party leaves hotel in party bus and heads to first look spot at 12:15pm
- Florist will arrive at The Atrium at 12:30pm
- First look and wedding party photos from 12:30-1:45pm
- DJ will arrive at The Atrium at 1:30pm
- Shuttle will arrive at hotel to take guests to The Atrium at 1:45pm
- Bus will leave first look spot at 1:45pm
- Bus will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Baker will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Photobooth will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Shuttle will depart the hotel for The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Ceremony is for sure starting at 2:30pm
- Photobooth will open at 3:15pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- Photobooth will close at 8:15pm and begin teardown
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- Final return shuttle trip to the hotel will depart from The Atrium at 9:15pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
- DOC will pack and box items and leave The Atrium no later than 11:00pm
 
Alright!  Now we're cooking!!  At this point, your time before the wedding should be pretty much mapped out. 
 
Step 4:  Cocktail Hour, Photos & Intros
Ok, you've got your pre-wedding stuff more or less taken care of, now its time to map out the cocktail hour, your photos afterward, and intro to the reception.
 
- Hair and makeup team will arrive at hotel between 7:30 and 8am
- Breakfast and coffee will be delivered at 8:00am
- Photographers will arrive at hotel between 10:30 and 11am
- Bride and Groom leave hotel separately with parents and head to first look spot at 12:00pm
- DOC will arrive at The Atrium at 12:00pm
- Wedding party leaves hotel in party bus and heads to first look spot at 12:15pm
- Florist will arrive at The Atrium at 12:30pm
- First look and wedding party photos from 12:30-1:45pm
- DJ will arrive at The Atrium at 1:30pm
- Shuttle will arrive at hotel to take guests to The Atrium at 1:45pm
- Bus will leave first look spot at 1:45pm
- Bus will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Baker will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Photobooth will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Shuttle will depart the hotel for The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Ceremony is for sure starting at 2:30pm
- Ceremony ends at 2:50pm
- Family and "OMG We just got married!" photos from 2:50pm - 3:30pm
- Cocktail hour begins at 3:00pm
- Photobooth will open at 3:15pm
- Cocktail hour ends at 4:00pm, reception space doors open, guests find seats
- Wedding party introduced at 4:20pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- Photobooth will close at 8:15pm and begin teardown
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- Final return shuttle trip to the hotel will depart from The Atrium at 9:15pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
- DOC will pack and box items and leave The Atrium no later than 11:00pm
 
 
Step 5: Reception & Traditions
Make a list of all of your reception "must haves" and traditions - you know, like cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, toasts, and the like.  Figure out about how long each will last.  Use Google when and if necessary.
 
- Hair and makeup team will arrive at hotel between 7:30 and 8am
- Breakfast and coffee will be delivered at 8:00am
- Photographers will arrive at hotel between 10:30 and 11am
- Bride and Groom leave hotel separately with parents and head to first look spot at 12:00pm
- DOC will arrive at The Atrium at 12:00pm
- Wedding party leaves hotel in party bus and heads to first look spot at 12:15pm
- Florist will arrive at The Atrium at 12:30pm
- First look and wedding party photos from 12:30-1:45pm
- DJ will arrive at The Atrium at 1:30pm
- Shuttle will arrive at hotel to take guests to The Atrium at 1:45pm
- Bus will leave first look spot at 1:45pm
- Bus will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Baker will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Photobooth will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Shuttle will depart the hotel for The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Ceremony is for sure starting at 2:30pm
- Ceremony ends at 2:50pm
- Family and "OMG We just got married!" photos from 2:50pm - 3:30pm
- Cocktail hour begins at 3:00pm
- Photobooth will open at 3:15pm
- Cocktail hour ends at 4:00pm, reception space doors open, guests find seats
- Wedding party introduced at 4:20pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- FOB Welcome Speech start when guests are seated and ready to eat - 4:35pm-ish
- MOH/BM speeches as people are eating - 5:15pm-ish
- Dinner ends, cake, candy and cookies available at 5:45pm
- First dance starts at 5:50pm (Thank you speech as music starts)
- Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance at 5:55pm
- Dance floor opens
- Anniversary dance and bouquet giveaway at 7:30pm
- Photobooth will close at 8:15pm and begin teardown
- Final song played at 8:55pm
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- Final return shuttle trip to the hotel will depart from The Atrium at 9:15pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
- DOC will pack and box items and leave The Atrium no later than 11:00pm
 
Now this looks pretty impressive!  
 
Step 5: Extras
Our schedule is pretty much set at this point, I just needed to add a few extras like sneaking off for sunset photos towards the end of the reception, allowing for final hair/makeup adjustments before leaving for the first look. 
 
- Hair and makeup team will arrive at hotel between 7:30 and 8am
- Breakfast and coffee will be delivered at 8:00am
- Photographers will arrive at hotel between 10:30 and 11am
- All hair and makeup complete by 11:30am
- Dress on, final hair and makeup touch ups
- Bride and Groom leave hotel separately with parents and head to first look spot at 12:00pm
- DOC will arrive at The Atrium at 12:00pm
- Wedding party leaves hotel in party bus and heads to first look spot at 12:15pm
- Florist will arrive at The Atrium at 12:30pm
- First look and wedding party photos from 12:30-1:45pm
- DJ will arrive at The Atrium at 1:30pm
- Shuttle will arrive at hotel to take guests to The Atrium at 1:45pm
- Bus will leave first look spot at 1:45pm
- Bus will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Baker will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Photobooth will arrive at The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Shuttle will depart the hotel for The Atrium at 2:00pm
- Bouts on, bouquets in hand, RB and FG have their signs by 2:25pm
- Ceremony is for sure starting at 2:30pm
- Ceremony ends at 2:50pm
- Family and "OMG We just got married!" photos from 2:50pm - 3:30pm
- Cocktail hour begins at 3:00pm
- Photobooth will open at 3:15pm
- Cocktail hour ends at 4:00pm, reception space doors open, guests find seats
- Wedding party introduced at 4:20pm
- Dinner is for sure starting at 4:30pm
- FOB Welcome Speech start when guests are seated and ready to eat - 4:35pm-ish
- MOH/BM speeches as people are eating - 5:15pm-ish
- Dinner ends, cake, candy and cookies available at 5:45pm
- First dance starts at 5:50pm (Thank you speech as music starts)
- Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance at 5:55pm
- Dance floor opens
- Anniversary dance and bouquet giveaway at 7:30pm
- Bride and Groom sneak away for sunset photos at 8pm
- Photobooth will close at 8:15pm and begin teardown
- Bride and Groom return at 8:30pm
- Final song played at 8:55pm
- Reception is for sure ending at 9pm
- Final return shuttle trip to the hotel will depart from The Atrium at 9:15pm
- After-party is for sure starting at 9:30pm
- DOC will pack and box items and leave The Atrium no later than 11:00pm
 
And here is the final product, all items in green indicate vendors and tasks we won't see happening.

7:30-8:00am – Makeup and hair stylists arrive at hotel
8:00am – Breakfast and coffee delivered from Panera
9:30am – Vendors arrive at The Atrium for setup
10:30am – Photographers arrive for getting ready photos – one to bride, other to groom
11:30am – All hair and makeup finished
11:45am – Dress on, final touches
12:00pm – DOC arrives at The Atrium to assist with setup
12:00pm – Bride and Groom leave hotel separately and head to first look spot
12:15pm – Wedding party leaves hotel in bus and heads to first look spot for photos
12:30pm – DJ arrives at The Atrium, begins setting up ceremony sound, uplighting, booth
12:45pm – Wedding party arrives at first look spot for group photos
1:45pm – Wedding party leaves first look spot and heads to The Atrium
1:45pm – Shuttle arrives at hotel
2:00pm – Pittsburgh Photobooth arrives at The Atrium to set up photobooth
2:00pm – Baker arrives at The Atrium to set up cake
2:00pm – Bus departs hotel for the Atrium
2:00pm – Wedding party dropped off at The Atrium, bridal party separates – flowers picked up, bouts and corsages on, FG and RB have their signs
2:15pm – Shuttle arrives at The Atrium with guests
2:30pm – Ceremony start time
2:50pm – Ceremony end time
2:50pm – 3:30pm – Family photos
3:00pm – Cocktail hour begins, bar opens
3:15pm – Photobooth opens
4:00pm – Cocktail hour ends, reception space doors open, guests find seats
4:15pm – Photobooth closes for dinner
4:20pm – Wedding party introduced
4:30pm – Buffet opens
4:35pm – Bride Dad Welcome Speech, toast
5:15pm – Photobooth re-opens
5:15pm – MOH and BM speeches
5:45pm – Dinner ends, cake is cut in the back and placed on plates on cookie table
5:50pm – First dance (Thank you speech as music starts) (invite all wedding party couples to dance)
5:55pm – Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance
6:00pm – Open dance floor
7:30pm – Anniversary dance
8:00pm – Bride and Groom sneak away for sunset pictures in Atrium garden
8:15pm – Photobooth will close and begin teardown
8:30pm – Bride and Groom return
8:55pm – Final song played
9:15pm – Shuttle departs for Rachel’s and after party

I'm not gonna lie and say this was a piece of cake, but when you break it down into little sections, I think it's soooo much easier to take on.   

But what do you guys think?  Do you see any glaring errors where I'm not budgeting enough time?  Or too much time?  Am I missing anything essential? 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Around Here

Sorry you guys... I know it's been pretty quiet around here lately!  But really, I haven't done much on the wedding front.

I was telling Dude the other day that wedding planning is all pretty much hurry up and wait.  We rushed and pushed to get the invites printed, assembled and mailed before June 1st and now we have to wait until our RSVP deadline - July 1st - to do much more.  We can't do the seating chart or escort cards until we have all the RSVPs, we can't finalize anything with the Atrium until we have all the RSVPs...and the list goes on and on! 

But so you aren't feeling too out of the loop, here's what we've been up to:

Tracking RSVP's and song requests:

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Song Request Tracking

Less than a week till our RSVP deadline and only 89 of 300 invited guests are coming!  Anyone else have any issues with people not RSVPing??

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - RSVP tracking


Applying for and receiving this kind of essential document!

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Self Uniting Marriage License
 
 
Picking up our wedding bands from Garcia's. Here's mine:
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - My wedding band
 
And Dude's:
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Dude's Wedding Band
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Dude's Wedding Band
 


MOH BsB took me to - surprise!- a BsB concert as a wedding gift.  I may or may not have screamed like my 14-year-old self when they came on stage...

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - BsB Selfie
Waiting to park selfie
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - The BsB

Collecting selfies of the wedding party for the ceremony programs.  Can't wait to share the final product with you!  It's gonna be awesome!

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Groomsmen Selfies
GM Bowfish
Printing our wine bottle labels - still can't decide how we should display the bottles...Any ideas?
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Custom Wedding Wine Labels

 Purchasing the funnest thank you cards ever for my bridesmaids from Lemons with a Pea on Etsy.

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Bridesmaid Thank You Cards

Trying to figure out ceremony decorations.  What do you think of these pew cones?

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - DIY Pew Cones
 
Trying to figure out a more secure card box after reading this horror story on Wedding Bee. 
 

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Monster Pinata Card Box
 
Designing our Rehearsal Dinner invites.  Yes, we're sending invites.  My Mom thinks it's dumb, but I don't care, at least this way no one has an excuse for missing it, right?
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Rehearsal Dinner Invite
 
And finally - trying my first Moscow Mule.  I prefer my liquor hidden inside a fruity cocktail, so I don't think I'll be trying this one again!
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Around Here Update - Moscow Mule
 
Alright, now it's your turn!  What have you guys been up to while I've been away?  Be honest - who was your favorite BsB??  Or were you a fan of the lesser *NSYNC?




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wedding Signage Part 2

Little by little these projects are getting crossed off my list and I am LOVING it! 

If you remember from my last wedding signage post, I still had a decent amount of signs to complete:

Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage To Do List
 
And as of yesterday, I'm able to cross all but one off that list! 
 
I was browsing Michael's the other day and came across three bright blue what I call fancy frames.  A little rotary sanding and some craft paint fixed those right up and turned them into three signs to display throughout the reception.
 
The first was this "You Can Dance" sign. 
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage - Trust Me, You Can Dance
 
And then there's this seating chart sign, also encouraging people to dance.
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage - You can find your seat here
 
And the last one advertising our Instrgram hashtag!
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage - Instagram Hashtag
 
With those done, I was able to concentrate on harassing my Mom to get me some old family photos. 
Once she scanned them to me, all it took was a quick trip to Walgreens for some prints and our memorial and wedding photo displays were complete.
 
Here's the memorial frame that we'll display at the ceremony and reception.   
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage Memorial Frame
From left to right:  My Dad's parents - Grammie (Helen) and Grampy (John) to me, Dude's Mom's father - Grandpa (Joe), Dude's father's mother - Gram (Rose), and my Mom's Dad - Grandpa (Joe)
 
I just love seeing these old photographs of our grandparents.  These memorial photos are so dear to my heart, they truly show everyone's personality and I think it's an awesome way to remember the people who can't be with us on our wedding day.
 
And seriously, how awesome is the photo of Dude's Grandfather with the Nintendo blaster???  You know he was kicking ass at some Duck Hunt!
 
Ready for some more awesome old pictures and a hilariously awesome blue leisure suit??  Check out my reigning favorite DIY project - our wedding photo display, with the wedding photos of our parents and grandparents. 
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage - Wedding Photo Display
   
I love this.  I just absolutely, positively love it.  Dude and I are lucky in that all of our parents and grandparents were/are fantastic examples of how to love and continue loving through good times and bad.  Both of our parents have been married for 40+ years; and our grandparents are/were the same. 
 
I am so excited to see everyone's reactions to these photos!!  My Grammie and Grampy are in the middle of the back row - how glamorous were they?  And that blue leisure suit on Dude's Dad?  Classic! 
 
The last sign I finished was the "Seat Not a Side" sign referenced in the hilarious text from my Mom a couple of weeks ago. 
 
Doeblerghini Bunch - Wedding Signage - Seat not a Side

 
So guys, what do you think?  Are any of you having a memorial photo display at your weddings?  What about signs I haven't thought of?  And where should that vodka sign go?  At the bar?  By the dance floor?






Thursday, June 5, 2014

30 Before 30

I'm gonna preface this post by saying I have no significant, tear-jerking, or otherwise interesting reason for creating a 30 by 30 list other than I'm kinda freaking out about turning 30 in a year and having a list like this makes it less scary. 

For those of you unfamiliar with these kind of lists, basically it's a bucket list of things you want to accomplish by a certain time in the near future, instead of "before I die."

I'll do my best to blog as I check things off my list, and I'll most definitely be Instagramming with the hashtag #30before30 so please follow along with me, I could definitely use some encouragement!! 

1.      Get married!
2.      Visit Niagara Falls
3.      Take the dogs on a long hike at a national park
4.      Go to North Carolina
5.      Take a road trip to Melt
6.      Run in this 5K
7.      Go on a honeymoon or mini-moon with Dude somewhere we’ve never been
8.      Plant a tree
9.      Take a Pure Barre class
10.  Get the garden going again
11.  Send 10 handmade and handwritten cards/notes to friends and family
12.  Complete one major house upgrade (landscaping, retaining wall, getting rid of paneling, updating laundry room, replacing trim, fixing the dining room window, SOMETHING!)
13.  Complete a 30 Photos in 30 Days challenge
14.  Do a new adventurous activity – skydiving, paddle boarding, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding)
15.  Have Dude teach me how to longboard
16.  Read (at least) 26 new books
17.  Go to a Pirates or Penguins game
18.  Spend a weekend in New York with Gram
19.  Knit this full-size blanket
20.  Finish gallery wall in upstairs hallway
21.  Replace all commercial cleaners in the house with homemade
22.  Go on a Ducky tour
23.  Visit friends for a weekend outside of Pittsburgh
24.  Host a dinner party
25.  Complete at least one professional development course
26.  Work on growing the blog- the goal is 100 followers, think I can manage it?
27.  Take an agility course with Pepper
28.  Go to a Maple Festival with Dude (This one?)
29.  Visit Falling Water
30.  Work with Zeke on CGC Skills

So that's my list - what does yours look like?  Do we match up anywhere? 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Doeblerghini Wedding Invite Reveal

Ok my lovelies!  The invites are in the mail and we're starting to get some RSVPs back, so I think it's safe to put up the invitation detail post.  Settle in!

If you remember correctly, a long time ago, Dude and I decided on a "The Theme is There is No Theme" themed wedding.

Our only requirement was that the theme/no theme be bright, fun,  and colorful.  Our original colors were orange and grey, which became a little to blaaahh for a mid-summer wedding.  Perfect for our original September wedding date, but I kept feeling like it was a little dark for summer. 

So we expanded the colors to include bright pink and lime green. 

Can I tell you how impossible it was to find any sort of wedding invitation template with those colors that wasn't a Mexican Fiesta-themed birthday party?

With no other options, I ended up designing the invitations myself.  Thankfully, it wasn't as much of a headache as designing the Save the Dates - Dude and I pretty much agreed on everything except the fonts!

Without further ado, here you go!  Details blurred out to discourage you party crashers out there! 

Here's what our guests saw when opening our envelopes:

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Envelope Lined


 
And what they took out of the envelope:  (Sorry for the crappy quality, not sure what happened here!)
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Invite bundled
 
The belly band was just a 10" strip of charcoal ribbon, held together on the back with a Glue Dot and 1.5" Dude & Laura seal on the front.
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Belly Band
 
On the top of the stack was the RSVP in an awesome shimmery orange envelope.
 


Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - RSVP Card
 
This was a combination of all the things I loved about other people's RSVP's, but I absolutely cannot take credit for the wording at the top, it was shamelessly stolen from The Bartering Bride.
 
And then the Accommodations card with info about the shuttle service we're providing, as well as our website address again for those who missed it on the save the dates. 
 
Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Accommodations Card

Next up was the Directions Card (front):

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Directions Card Front

And back, with my hand-drawn map!  Not gonna lie, pretty proud of that sucker!  I hope people flip the card over and see it.

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - Directions Card Back

And finally, the most important part - the invitation!!

Doeblerghini Bunch:  Wedding Invite Details - The Invitation

It's really hard to pick a favorite detail, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the little "yinzer bubbles" on the accommodation and directions cards.  My Mom wasn't a fan, so in the end, half of the invites got a picture of a car and a bed in those bubbles instead.

For you detail snobs like me, here's what you've been waiting for:

Designing
I designed every piece of this invitation in Adobe Photoshop CS3; and everything printed by VistaPrint was designed using their templates. 
Sacramento is the scripty font
Oswald is the block sans-serif font
Madame Klara is the serif font used for the "Joyfully" section of the invite

Printing
Invitations were 5x7 and printed by VistaPrint
Accommodations and Directions cards were both 4x6" and printed by VistaPrint
RSVP cards were 3.5x5" and printed on our home printer, 4 to a page, and cut down by hand.  We purchased linen-textured cardstock at Hobby Lobby for $0.50/sheet and had no issues.  We could tell it wasn't the same paper, but I doubt our guests could.
Seals were 1.5" and printed on our home printer, on white cardstock, 20 to a page, and hand-punched with this 1.5" hole punch
The RSVPs were all numbered on the back based on our address list, so we won't be wondering who is RSVPing "no"!  To be honest, I realized there was no name line for the No RSVPers three days before my Mom and I were planning on putting them all together - woops!

Envelopes
All envelopes were hand-addressed.  I did the RSVPs and my Mom calligrified the main envelopes.
The main envelopes were from Cards and Pockets, their 5.25x7.25" Euro Envelope in Dark Grey
The RSVP envelopes were also from Cards and Pockets, their RSVP Euro Envelope in Flame
We used a combination of Harry Potter, Pixar, and Jimi Hendrix stamps for the RSVPs and the stereotypical wedding stamps for the main envelope.
All envelopes were stamped with our awesome custom address stamp from Invitation Box.  Fair warning -  the black ink took HOURS to dry on the shimmery RSVP envelopes. 

I think that covers everything!  If anyone out there has questions, or needs help, please feel free to email me!  I'm also more than willing to share my PSD templates to anyone who wants them.