I forgot to mention that with the decision to get married in our living room at sunset on 2-22-2012, we also made the decision to invite only 4 people. 4 people that both of us had just met, and none of our close friends or family knew. It seemed like the only fair way to do things, and not hurt feelings. Our parents are in Texas and Oregon, and last minute tickets were expensive, not to mention my 5 siblings and his 2 in different states with jobs, school, and schedules. Choosing to get a married on a Wednesday did not help either. It just gets so complicated so quickly. Andy hung out with Harry, Mary, David, and David regularly before I moved here, and really enjoyed their company. They had become a big part of his life in Florida, and live in our building.
The week before I left for the 10 year anniversary trip I made the 2 invitations for our wedding. I used this idea from the Rifle Paper Co., but instead of doing a martini glass I cut out a heart. They took a little time to make, but it was perfect since we only needed 2 invites. We handed these out one week before the big day.
As far as planning goes, we needed a notary, some hour devours, flowers, and a few decorations. The notary is a funny story. I did what I always do when I need to find something in Fort Lauderdale, and yelped “notary”. I found Notary at Your Door, exactly what we needed, and even better, there was a yelp coupon, ha! I paid $45 for $60 worth of services! Yep, we used a Yelp coupon for our wedding ceremony! Maria was our notary and came right on time, dressed the part, and performed a very sweet ceremony for us and our 4 guests.
Andy and I toasted, took lots of pictures, and waited for the notary and our guests to arrive at 5:30…
Tomorrow is the last part of the wedding series, and then we are back to regularly scheduled programs 🙂 How did you manage your invite list? Did you feel bad about leaving people out? Did it stress you out or was it easy? Did you have a big or small wedding?