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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    So we have finally started the invites and my lovely h2b is on the pocket folds, first night he has done 2 wrong and one is sort of usable haha, I'm such a perfectionist when it comes to crafts and really struggling not to be a bridezilla! I don't want to argue or strop over some silly invites but worried I'm going to run out of card at Thai rate! Would it be bad if I tried to do them as can see him stressing and I justwant them done lol. So I'm biting my tongue as don't want oh to feel bad as he's Just trying to help but I am concerned with how much card we have as didn't estimate a lot of paper loss x
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    Can you get him to do an easier jib like stick something on or lick the envelopes! Lol

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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
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      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    I had my OH licking the envelopes as he couldn't go wrong with that lol

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    tell him your worried and can he take more care even if he does it slower. or canyou buy more card. Remember he probably likes that he has some part in it so can say he has contributed

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    • Celtic_Queen
      CommentAuthorCeltic_Queen
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    This is a toughie because I am a lot like you, I am very much a perfectionist but invites need to be as perfect as possible.
    Can he do a different task? Like attaching things to the invites or addressind the envelopes?
    I imagine he is happy to have a part and be helping in this but maybe not, ask him if he likes doing the invites? If the task he is doing is annoying him?
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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      Posted: Feb 7th 2016
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    I said I'd like to give it a go ' to help' haha, and have managed to knock 8 out in time he did 2 lol, I'm quite crafty and he knows that so don't think he's too offended that I've started to help with them. He's very good with his hands for things like wood ect but not sure he's too much of a fan of little fiddly things, I'm glad I didn't get stroppy about them but happy that I've been able to knock a few more out as really been worried about getting them done in time, and because I wasn't involved with the pocketfold a I didn't know how long to expect but I reckon I can finish the actual pocket folds off tonight then just be sorting the inserts, and deco on it and then evening invites and everything else haha. He'll be happy to chip in with other things as we go along but think he's quite glad I've taken them off his hands as he was getting abit frustrated with them x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 10th 2016
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    I was exactly the same! Except with my mum and OH on separate occasions lol. I just said I wanted to stop for the day and then have done it all by myself!

    However with over 30 evening invitations still to do I'm beginning to wish I was able to pass the reigns over lol
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2016
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    Sometimes I think we need to take control haha. Hope your managing to get through your evening invites. I haven't even started them yet as realised I hadn't ordered the correct paper for them! Hoping for it to be delivered this week so I can crack on with them. I have finished 22 day got another 18 that are half complete as ran out of card and ink so hoping the card will arrive soon and will get some ink to finish them off asap. So happy with how they have turned out though just hope the evening ones look just as nice lol x ( have put pic in my album on the completed one)
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    • Celtic_Queen
      CommentAuthorCeltic_Queen
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2016
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    I am most likely going to have to put the invites together myself so I have all the hours of wedding planning and invite making coming lol. I am glad you and your OH sorted it out :) Good luck doing the evening invites!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2016
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    All I can advise is have some sort of routine going, I found it easier to break the invites into sections so first I folded all the pocket folds then I did next bit and so on, so I was able to finish 22 in one night rather than have so many complete but some not even half way done, this way I only have 18 day left but they are over half way done ( crazily makes me think I have done more than I proberly have haha) I think oh was quite glad I did it as he was getting flustered but he has spent last few nights sat next to me watching TV while I did everything!! So was abit annoying at some points but glad I was abit of a control freak lol as I love them and they look exactly how I pictured them. Just need to do night ones the same lol x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2016
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    I have really grounded to a holt with my evening invites! however I have managed to get five done, and handed them out and everyone loves them. My mum told me today that she gave the day invite to my aunty and she thought we'd had them professionally made! That's really cheered me up and spurred me on to do some tonight (well that's the plan, until I get home lol). I literally have all the inserts made and stuck together so all I have to do is do the front cover and the little luggage tag so I don't know why I'm not just getting on with them...maybe because subconsciously I don't want them to all be done lol But the RSVP date is 31 March so I need to get them out this weekend.

    Hope your card will arrive soon, I had to make no end of trips to Ho88ycraft for my paper lol.

    Good luck Celtic_Queen with your inviting making, I agree with MrsC definitely do things stage by stage as although I've come to a standstill I think I'd be even worse if I was only doing the inserts one at a time!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2016
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    O no Vikki I'm dreading the night I hit a brick wall. Maybe have alook at the ones you've finished it might kick you up the bum to finish them. I won't get the card until tues :( so might start the evening invites while I wait as the evening card turned up today just need to get ink tomorrow. I'm worried if I stop I won't want to start again lol. That's lovely that your aunty thought they were professionally made, just makes all that hard work worth it. I can't wait to hand mine out and see people faces. Hoping to get some envelopes and hand them out this weekend ( the ones that are complete anyway)
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 13th 2016
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    I've given all the invites I've completed out unfortunately. I've made six this morning though yey lol!

    Yes definitely don't stop as that's definitely where I went wrong and it's so hard to start again! We're just off to a suit fitting and then one of my MoH is coming over and haven't seen her since before Christmas
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 13th 2016
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    Hope the suit fitting goes well, I Completely forgot to get envelopes today! So will have to go shopping tonight or tomorrow I think. I did get ink though so can do the night invites tonight and hopefully the other card won't be long just want them finished so I can tick it off lol x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 13th 2016
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    Glad you managed to get ink, did you also manage to get envelopes this evening?

    Suit fitting went well we've chosen what h2b wants so just need to wait until we have enough for the deposit before putting our order in.

    MoH tried on her dress this evening and so that's 4 out of 6 that have tried it on! Just my other MoH to pick hers up from the shop and I need to send my other bridesmaid gets to try on!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 14th 2016
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    Still no envelopes as manages to slice my finger cooking dinner and with all the blood!! And throbbing finger didn't fancy going back out, so will get some tomorrow As managed to finish all my day invites tonight just got to finish evening invites tomorrow night and hopefully start giving them out next week :)
    That's good about your oh suit hopefully your be able to put deposit down soon, hope your other maids are able to try their dresses o soon x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 14th 2016
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    Oh no! I hope your finger is ok today and manage to find envelopes.

    Should be able to post suit deposit in a couple of weeks which will be good.

    I went to a wedding fair last weekend it was pretty rubbish but I found out today that I won a competition that I entered so have 12 cupcakes heading my way! Then will be meeting them to discuss cake and flowers in march.

    Heard my aunty and two cousins have booked their flights from America so they're definitely coming which is exciting. Spent this morning doing internet searches for decorations/ entertainment to try and get an idea of costs. So a fairly productive wedding weekend even though invites aren't completed yet! X
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    Fingers feeling a lot better although still hurts when I touch some thing with it! And yes managed to get envelopes and the invites fit which is good :), that's great about the competition and free cupcakes yummy!
    Can't believe it's just four months isn't that scary! And that good about your family coming over. We have couple coming from nz and we can't wait :) I managed to finish my evening invites tonight but saw that I repeated the date on them soni'm proper annoyed at myself for not noticing before I made them :( have put pic in my stationary album. Just can't believe I put all that effort in and there an mistake on them!!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    Didn't realise I wasn't ment to open a new thread to ask a new question about invites and had to post it on here until I had done my second question, so Will ask here and hope people will see it ( as main reason I opened a new thread is it was a new question and didn't think most people would see it if I posted it here) but here goes

    I have completed evening invites and realised I have written the date on twice as put about being invited to the evening celebration of our wedding on 16th July then says the location and then says on 16 July at 7.30! Do is need to re do the invites or just suck it up and leave them like it? Can't really justify buying all new material and has taken me nearly 5 hours to do them all!!
    ( photos in stationary album) please can you look and see if it sounds ok or needs re doing? As can't decide? I think it looks silly saying the date twice x
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    if it was me it would annoy me so I Luke start again but depends if you have time and money to buy all new material etc- I suppose it doesn't matter but I just like everything correct which is why I Woukd get OH to proof read first

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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    Wow I'm very impressed that you managed to get your evening invites done too!

    I've taken a look and I don't think you need to re-do them all, I realised I didn't put our home address on our RSVP's and that I put "allergies" rather than dietary requirements. I was the same as you and decided I couldn't afford to buy all new materials so I've just left it. At least it doesn't say two different times so there isn't going to be any confusion.

    Just think that money you would save could pay for centre pieces/table plan etc. I bet no one will notice or certainly comment.

    I know the feeling, I'm proper slightly freaking out that there is only just over 4 months to go, I feel like there is still so much to do!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    It is annoying me but I'm hoping once I have sent them out I won't have to think of them again haha but it is bugging me! I did get oh to look but doubt he read it and I sent photo to my mum and moh and neither pointed it out so guess it's not too bad :/ if I had longer I might of re done them but I think coz it's only 4 months and it took me just under 5 hours not sure I want to re do them lol is that bad?
    It is scary it's just 4 months to go! I noticed it yesterday and thought omg that's not long at all still think it's like 2 yrs lol x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    Nah it doesn't look bad and if others saw a pic of it before hand I wouldn't worry..at least you included the date, it would have been worse if you had missed it out!!

    It's definitely not bad that you don't want to re-do them but that's coming from me that still hasn't finished mine! (And I have asked for RSVPs by end of March!

    Have you been planning the wedding for long? We've been engaged since March 2010 but only set the date and started planning since July last year x
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    Yeah- sorry didn't read that took 5 hours and had completed all- in that case send them and forget about it- it doesn't look bad and it's only evening guests anyway xx

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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 15th 2016
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    We got engaged in 2012 but didn't start planning til 2014 but feels like just yesterday but so strange knowing it's just a few months away now.
    Haha Michelle I love the it's only evening guests lol, i avoided any invite work tonight and did our finances instead ( joys!) so wil wrote all envelopes tomorrow and send them then I can just ignore it until someone mentions it haha x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 16th 2016
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    Ahh yes, I can't believe how quick it's coming around!

    Oooo finances, I'm ignoring that part especially as we have a tiller round at the moment to do the ensuite and it's causing problems, I can just see that the money earmarked for the wedding that is coming in in the next month may be hi-jacked :(

    I had all good intentions last night, started them, had dinner, then OH sat down next to me and then I just ended up chatting and watching TV instead!

    Our two best men are around tonight to discuss stag do so I will busy myself eavesdropping in to their conversation whilst doing invites!

    Only one bridesmaid left to try on the dress and she's coming to visit her parents tomorrow so I'm hoping to take it to her (to save postage!).

    Have been getting quotes for decorations and entertainment, so hoping to be able to make that decision at the weekend as just waiting for one more quote.
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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 16th 2016
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    Can anyone advise me on when I should send the invites? I get married September.

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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 16th 2016
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    I think check lists say two months before but I wanted numbers A lot earlier so sent the day time invite at the end of Jan for rsvp by end of march for a June wedding
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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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      Posted: Feb 16th 2016
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    Thanks Vikki!

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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 17th 2016
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    No problem! I managed to get another 6 of my evening invites done last night. Only 18 more to go!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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      Posted: Feb 17th 2016
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    I think it depends on the date you are getting married and how much notice you think ppl need 4-6 months was my aim but usually 2-4 months I think, I've written ours all out just gotta send and give out now, gave first lot out today and had one back already lol x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 22nd 2016
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    My invites are finally finished Mrs c to bee!!! Just got to put them in the envelopes and post them!!!!

    Had to shafts before heading to bed, been doing them all evening!!!! X
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    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatigga
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      Posted: Feb 23rd 2016
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    Stephanie - as people above have said the checklist says around 6-8 weeks prior to wedding. However I am sending mine 4 months before as my venue wants final numbers 6-8 weeks before. I have also already sent my save the dates (I'm not getting married for 18 months) but this was as we're getting in August so I wanted people to be aware before booking next years holidays!

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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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      Posted: Feb 23rd 2016
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    Eeek Vicki that's great have u uploaded photos so we can have a sneak peek? We still have a hand full to pass out and couple more to write out but already getting rsvp feel so strange lol x
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
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      Posted: Feb 28th 2016
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    Think I put them in my photo album... We are putting the last ones in the post today as had to wait for a few addresses lol. Trouble is i can't decide what to start on next! Off to Birmingham wedding show on my birthday next week so I'm hoping to hunt out some deals and inspiration!!! Yeah we have quite a few rsvps now its all becoming real!!!! Eeek!!!
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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
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      Posted: Mar 8th 2016
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    They are lovely Vikki :) we still haven't sent all ours out yet! And it's annoying me haha.
    We did have our first will not rsvp today! And one where only hand the family coming! But no reason as to why! ( and they are my godparents/uncle n auntie!)
 
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