As a little girl I never spent too much time dreaming of my wedding day.
But when it came time to planning our wedding, I realized that I carried a few expectations with me from childhood. I could have never pointed them out to you until I was deep into planning, but they sure did exist. And they were funny. Where they came from I have no idea, but there were three and I was lucky enough to experience them all:
1. Honeymoons were spent in Fiji.
2. You haven't really register for gifts until you get to use the scanner gun.
3. Invitations must be selected while sipping champagne and browsing books and books of invitations at a proper paper boutique.
The expectation of the paper boutique isn't that far fetched, considering websites such as Minted have only just recently become popular. And although we did buy our Save the Dates through Minted, we still bought our invitation suite the classic way, through Gus & Ruby Letterpress. We got to work with the amazing owner and my now friend, Samantha, while we sipped champagne and dreamt up our suite. We had a three piece suite, with the invitation, reply, and a brunch card. They were simple with a hint of whimsical in the gold foil use on the main invitations. Another one of my favorite details was that we used vintage stamps that matched our theme on the hand calligraphed envelopes. It all came out perfectly, and the experience is one of my favorite planning memories.